2BD Termined

Columbia, Missouri, United States

  • Last updated: March 13, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: January 14, 2010

Mission Statement

Faithist, vegetarian, pacifist

Community Description

The purpose of this community will be to provide a way for people to live wholesome, productive, sustainable lives. A cooperative lifestyle can do this – I’ve seen it – living in a way that reduces the illusion of separateness – from the spirit, from the earth and from each other. To this end, I would like to establish a community of people with faith in The One Great Spirit, who are vegan/vegetarian and who are pacifists (interdependent, no?) I’ve been saving for this for many years and have purchased 5.5 acres of bottom land with a beautiful creek about 5 miles from Columbia, a semi-progressive college town in central Missouri. I’ve invested just about my entire retirement savings in this and would expect a similar investment from anyone who wishes to join.

If you meet the three criteria and are ready to begin the adventure, contact me. I’ll serve as a message center until/if we need an email list or web site. Contact information on my web site (www.centralmissourigrainsforfood.com).

Update: Building a barn, trying to establish gardens and native tree orchards.

Update: I found a great book on communities: Diana Leafe Christian’s “Creating a Life Together”. This book covers well all of the issues encountered in forming a community.


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 100 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments:

    Looking for 100+ acres

    None yet


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Men: 100%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Based on the 3 criteria

  • Additional Comments:

    Faith in the One Great Spirit, The Creator of us all.


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    2BD Termined

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Energy sources: Biomass, Clean Energy from the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Hot tub or hot springs, Outdoor Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Swingsets & play areas
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: No
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    2BD Termined

    Hoping to be self sufficient


  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Faithist
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Bathe once daily, eat vegan or vegetarian, no drugs


Faithist, vegetarian, vegan, pacifist