Commons at Windekind

Huntington, Vermont, United States

  • Last updated: June 11, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: June 11, 2018

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an environment where a diverse and multi age group of families feel a sense of belonging and interconnection with others and their environment—a place that is aesthetically uplifting, culturally rich, and environmentally and economically sustainable–a place that insurers, in its goverance, that the best interest of the individual is achieved when the best interest of the community as a whole is realized.

Community Description

The Commons at Windekind is set on 144 acres, in which Members own about an acre of prime lawn and garden land where they can create a home, while co-owning, with eight other members 1/9th of 131 acres or the equivalent of 14.5 acres per family. Marijke and I, will stay in the original farmhouse as equal members and also own 1/9th of the Common Land. Two current Cottages Breidablick and Campanula are part of the Commons, Breidablick has been sold while Campanula is still available. Six private house sites are also for sale and new homes can be built on them.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2015
  • Start Living Together: 2018
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Website address: http://www.windekindfarms.cpm
  • Contact Name: Mark Smith
  • Phone: 802-434-4455
  • Community Address:
    1425 Bert White Road
    Huntington, Vermont, 05462
    United States
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About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Planned number of residences: 6
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    We value an in-depth process in which new members understand their options and cost followed by a second phase in which we implement that. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know one another and build a team relationship–the underpinning of Community.

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Economics

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

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Biomass
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Not 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), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Buddhist, Quaker
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US, Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Keywords

Permaculture, Rural Neighborhood, Community Building,