City of the Sun Foundation, Inc
Columbus, New Mexico, United States
- Last updated: February 10, 2017 (3 months ago)
- Listing created on: November 9, 2004
The path is found in work.
We have a small sleeping room for short term rental for prospective visitors or guests. Some members have space available to rent, and we have 2 RV sites.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1968
- Start Living Together: 1968
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Contact Name: Office Manager
- Community Address:
#1 Sunshine Way
PO Box 370
Columbus, New Mexico, 88029
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Spiritual or Religious Community, Unspecified, or Other
- Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
- Location: Small Town
- Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
Board of Directors, elected by the membership
full membership participation desirable
- 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:
Members must be self-sufficient. We need visionary people who are enthused about saving the planet and using compost, solar, and living lightly on the earth. We really need people who can help with management: bookkeeping, treasurer, secretary, board members, maintenance supervisors, lagoon attendant, and enthusiastic members to develop programs. We’d welcome you!
As able and willing, we have lagoon parties to clean brush around lagoon, maintain peace park, chop tumbleweeds or we have to hire it done.
$1750 development fee
currently about $30 per month per member for maintenance fees plus you pay water, electric (if on the grid) and a share in taxes for the land as well as taxes on any improvements on your home site.
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Biomass
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: From 50-75%
- Food produced locally: Between 26-49%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms)
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Additional Diet Comments:
potlucks for workshops, holidays, birthdays
many vegetarians and vegans, some raw-fooders
Bylaws express an ideal to reach for our higher selves, no matter where we are in our development at the moment.
also many non-smokers. No smoking in public/shared spaces
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Public Schooling
- Expected Healthcare Practices:
A nice ideal in reaching for one’s higher self, but that is up to the individual.
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
alternative, gardening, housing