Caballos de las Estrellas Eco Community

Rodeo, New Mexico, United States

  • Last updated: July 13, 2017 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: May 11, 2017

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop a community where nature is the central theme along with providing a sanctuary for people and animals, while living a beautiful, serene, self-sufficient, fun and interesting life.

Community Description

An eco community comprised of private lots and shared grounds with amenities, permaculture project, RV/Tiny House sites, equestrian facility, and a commercial section. Our community is dedicated to self-sufficiency and sustainability, a little prepper, animal friendly, a wildlife sanctuary and with a moral obligation of giving back to nature. Designed with personal freedom and creativity in mind combined with a strong community/extended family. Over 1000 private acres with miles of trails for riding, walking, biking. Located in a low population area, good aquifer, mild climate, world class birding, hiking, riding, amateur astronomy, less than 10 minutes to the mountains.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2004
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address: http://www.caballosdelasestrellas.com
  • Contact Name: Zhenna
  • Phone: 575-545-5426
  • Community Address:
    P.O. Box 19
    Rodeo, New Mexico, 88056
    United States
  • Location

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 1000 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Lots to build on, guest house/RV/Tiny House sites
  • Planned number of residences: 34
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: both individual ownership and community grounds held in common

Membership

  • Adult Members: 25
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 1-10%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Call to make arrangements.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    We believe people are adults and can decide for themselves if Caballos is right for them by talking with the community and reading about the goals of Caballos. Commitment is required in the form of a lot purchase or RV/Tiny House site, or cottage lease of at least 6 months.

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, working on wind
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Swimming pond or pool, Hot tub or hot springs, Fire pit, Gym or sports area, Equestrian Center, Clubhouse
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), 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.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Christian, Buddhist, Wiccan, Paganism or Earth Religions, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Atheist, Agnostic, Pantheist
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Photo Gallery

Keywords

Eco community, Eco village, equestrian, animal friendly, rural, self-sufficient, nature