ELKTON, Maryland, United States

  • Last updated: January 3, 2017 (4 months ago)
  • Listing created on: January 3, 2017

Mission Statement

Permaculture Homesteading
Helping each other
linking with other communities/ farms/ organizations

Community Description

We have rooms, yurt, camping, mini houses, space for tents and more yurt
Greenhouses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, cats and doggies, gardens
Permaculture/ Organic/ eco-conscious
Airbnb/ Couchsurfing


  • Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Organization, Resource, or Network, Festivals, Conferences, Events, permaculture, woodworking, gardening
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 10
  • Planned number of residences: 3
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    We have 2 mini houses, a yurt, 5 rooms and a camper right now; planning to build another yurt and space for other small housing.


  • Adult Members: 7
  • Non-member Residents: 4
  • Percent Women: 11-20%
  • Percent Men: 71-80%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    reach out, email, texting, fb

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    we meet and discuss


  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • 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 (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    Preferably everyone has an income and pays rent to the owner, who has to pay off loan for the property.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, wood stoves
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Halal
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Humanist
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments:

    People can choose to be private or join the community within the community
    Occasional help and communication is important

Additional Comments

Helping people, animals, plants to be happy/happier

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Cecil County Permaculture


Permaculture/ Organic/ eco- conscious/ Homesteading