Beyond Vitality

Castle Bruce, Dominica

  • Last updated: August 10, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: July 18, 2017

Mission Statement

to thrive as a multicultural, egalitarian and eco-centered community
to operate an income sharing community business
to manage a retreat center (eco lodge)
to maintain a permaculture homestead as well as hunt and gather from our local foodshed
to protect local biodiversity
to practice holistic health
to follow rewilding principles
to support one another through life
to build our story and life long relationships

Community Description

An intentional community comprised of regional and international people with diverse personal and cultural backgrounds striving towards living a meaningful life through rewilding, movement, holistic health and sustainable living. We embrace an egalitarian, eco-centered and alternative way of life. We have a deep-rooted commitment to co-existing as part of local ecology, protecting the Earth, its beings and generations to come.

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 6 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 6
  • Planned number of residences: 0
  • Planned Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Multiple stakeholders

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact us via our website.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Understand and support the community’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles
    Acknowledge the community rules and their personal responsibilities
    Learn the community’s decision making method and governance
    Learn the communities conflict resolution methods
    Provide references if asked
    Uphold personal financial responsibilities
    2 to 4 week visit (or longer) through discounted rental (for everyone to get to know each other)
    Meet the community’s work requirements
    Provisional member fee for a 3 to 6 month trial period before full-time residential membership
    Sign The Shareholder’s and Lease Agreement to protect assets and relationships (available upon request)
    Build small private house within 6 months of signing agreement

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Outbuilding(s), Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Recreational vehicles, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • 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)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Holistic health (natural)

Keywords

eco village, intentional community, permaculture, eco lodge, retreat centre, Dominica