Adesa Community

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

  • Last updated: February 26, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: February 18, 2013

Mission Statement

Multi-Generational Farm Living

Community Description

“Where Nature and Nurture Abound”
Mission and Vision of this forming community-

To create a living and working relationship with the land and each other, building and celebrating together the seasons of the year and the seasons of life.

This community will offer opportunity:
– For elders to live with personal and home care services where their happiness as well as their health is cared for.
-For couples, families, or individuals to build “light foot- print” homes and live in an atmosphere of cooperation.
-For all to have access to, and enable the production of fresh vibrant foods on a year-round basis.
-For all to enjoy and enhance the beauty of the trees, hills, meadows, gardens, and creek.
-To be a part of common meals, celebrations, reading groups, art studio, health facility, and cottage crafts, as much or as little as desired.
-For all involved, to pioneer a new way of living that embraces common values and connections in conscious living and dying.

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 2005
  • Start Living Together: 2019
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Nancy Thal
  • Phone: 1-970-319-6322
  • Mailing Address:
    553 Garfield Ave
    Carbondale, Colorado, 81623
    United States
  • Location

  • This Community is Re-forming

    We have our sights on some property near Glenwood Springs ,Colorado. We need members with business expertise, community skill and monies now. Plans are for interns and shared living with affordability encompassing ethical small business practices and farming.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: To be Determined


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    Presently , the property we are looking at has four homes on it. It is an equestrian small ranch/farm in Silt, Colorado.


  • Adult Members: 25
  • Visitor Process:

    Realize we are pre-purchase/forming
    Visit the web-site
    Call 970-319-6322

  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    in forming stage – attend gatherings which occur every three weeks in Carbondale, CO. Be involved in the development and core group.

  • Additional Comments:

    Understanding of Higher Power

    All traditions welcome

    Sustainable and ecological minded communitarians welcome


  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    A circle facilitator

    All members willing



  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    Have to be able to buy in

    Membership and then buy-in

    HOA fees

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Biomass, Clean Energy from the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Hot tub or hot springs, Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Recreational vehicles, Gym or sports area, Internet, Horse stables barns for small animals plus corrals.
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • 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), Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Wiccan, Quaker, Sufi, Native American, Unitarian Universalist, Paganism or Earth Religions, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Ananda Community, Bahai, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist, Eastern
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments:

    May be able to change to group plans.

Additional Comments

Close to small town

established as LLC


Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC), Coho/US


multi-generational, healing, farming