Add a lil Life

University Park, West Virginia, United States

  • Last updated: August 30, 2016 (8 months ago)
  • Listing created on: August 29, 2016

Mission Statement

Our focus is to have our children grow up slow and able to be kids. To live passively and not leave a footprint. Teach others as we learn and have community.

Community Description

Our community is just forming, we are a family with 3 young children 5, 3 and infant; we have dreams of living within a community that has other children and families. We want our children to grow up out in nature. We want to be self-sustaining. We are looking to buy an acreage and build some small homes. Our funds are limited so we would like to join another family so we can buy a larger property for a homestead. Please contact us for more info; we would love to hear more about you and see if our dreams mesh.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2015
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Cory and Emma
  • Phone: 6415693662


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 3
  • Percent Women: 41-49%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Email or call and we will chat and come up with a plan:)

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Meet in person.
    Spend a week plus.


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments:

    We believe in self governing TRUTH do right and all is well.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Help each other out as needed.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Workshop, Swimming pond or pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    You may eat as you wish just please no pork

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

We have values and our own dreams but we want to share them!!!