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New members sought for A Farm for All! Community Wingdale, NY 12594

by Ben
Cohousing Openings + Real Estate
295 Duell Hollow Rd, Webatuck, NY 12594

New members sought for A Farm for All! Community, Wingdale, NY, 12594

A Farm for All! Community in Webatuck (Wingdale), Dutchess County, New York, seeks new members to join our farming community of six members in our 1820s farmhouse:

Rent contribution is plus utilities for 1 private bedroom sharing the rest of the house with the community.  Full size closets, large windows and steam heaters.  Space is fully furnished. Heat is by wood stoves and oil.

Individual rooms

Small $375 + utilities

Medium $500 + utilities

Outside opportunities for campers and tiny house also available.

Library, music and amps in 2nd living room. Garden space available.

We have one cat. Our other resident with three big, friendly dogs and another cat lives in a tiny house on our property outside the main house.

Harlem Valley-Wingdale Metro-North train station and Dutchess County bus are 3 miles away. Walk 15 minutes to Appalachian Trail.

Utilities such as electricity, heating oil and internet and phone are shared costs. Past and projected utility bills are available upon request.

Our present community includes folks of various ages and backgrounds. There is one resident farmer, two farmer trainees and three non-resident farmers.

Within the community we have or are developing the following projects:

– a microgreens operation in the upstairs original section of the house

– a worker-cooperative farm growing medicinal herbs, doing food-justice work, serving our immediate area and region

– ceremonial and healing events

– nonprofit education and eco-social entrepreneurship

– a creative site for sustainable land use such as renewable energy, forest garden

– woodworking shop

– trail system

– agriculture and herbal education

We enjoy 3 acres of farm fields, 43 acres of wooded hillside and a brook flowing into the nearby Tenmile River. Our full-size barn also dates from 1820.

On our land we host events such as solstice and equinox ceremonies; music jams; and farming skill-sharing, workshops and other programming. We have been host for family summer camps; a mycology conference; and many visitors from communities within which we work.

Applicants should connect with our community vision and possess both the desire and the ability to contribute in various ways to making this cooperative living space a thriving hub and sanctuary for all. We welcome your unique contribution to our dynamic community.  Equality and respect of diversity are key values for us.  We’re working with existing community members to create a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for folks of all backgrounds, ages and orientations.  All ages, children and families are welcome.  We welcome discussion about what this has meant for us and about our plans for the future.  All residents must contribute to household chores. We prioritize natural and organic household goods.  Food-cost sharing is an option.  Occasional use of tobacco outdoors and alcohol are acceptable but we cannot host binge users.  Please refer to our co-housing manual, for house conduct guidelines, and further details.

Please call to start the process and share your interest and pertinent experience.  We require three personal references including phone and additional contact information.

Six-month trial membership, one month security to secure your place, one month’s rent required at move in.

Community residential and farming experience strongly preferred.  Long-term possibilities may be available.

We look forward to welcoming you into A Farm for All! community.

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