Emerald Grove Intentional Community

Eugene, Oregon, United States

  • Last updated: August 17, 2015 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: November 27, 2011

Mission Statement

Healing and wellness

Community Description

Community functioning while seeking rural (not remote) land near Eugene, Oregon, and additional members. We honor all generations from children to elders. Vision statement at website.

Our main external focus is on services of healing and wellness to the outside community and the planet, with special focus on spiritual/energetic work but offering all modalities for which our current or future members may be qualified: healing, counseling, workshops, seminars, retreats, acupuncture, allopathic, etc. Those with relevant skills are therefore especially welcome, but don’t hold back if you are not trained in an eneregy healing modality, because you can be. Others also welcome. Not all members need to be healers, since there is the usual IC work to be done: gardening, construction and maintenance, shared childcare, administration, etc.

We promote our own emotional and spiritual well-being and personal growth through mutual respect, empathy, and compassion; mutual support and help in life’s difficulties and puzzles; and just enjoying life and each other’s company.

We currently support ourselves with Reiki Tummo healing, other energetic healing, life coaching, writing, and other home office work. When we acquire land, we want to provide for our own physical survival comfortably and sustainably.

Sustainable self-sufficiency: growing most food; partial off-grid power with potential for 100% off-grid if necessary. Chickens, maybe sheep, goats, llamas, etc. Barter, trade, and buy other items.

We anticipate separate living quarters on shared land plus a community building and shared outbuildings. You could also live off the premises.

We share labor and cash costs; your other money stays yours, as does your free time. Outside jobs, home offices, and cottage industries welcome.


  • Type(s): Other


  • Planned number of residences: 20
  • Additional Comments:

    Seeking ~ 20 acres.

    Community trust will own.

    All relationship styles (gay/straight, polyamolorous or monamorous, etc.) welcome. Relationships are your business to share or keep private.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Email or phone; we’ll give you more info and answer any questions. Although not yet landed, we welcome meeting inquirers in person. Two meetings a month open to visitors; or we’ll accommodate your schedule.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Inquiry; getting acquainted; application and approval for interim membership; after one year, application and approval for full membership.

  • Additional Comments:

    Spiritually aware & active, but others welcome.

    No dogmatism or bigotry.


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Re item VI below: decision-making by majority vote up to partial or complete consensus depending on importance of question.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 999
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Costs shared; details TBD

    Your cash or debt stays yours.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar, Wind, Hydro-Electric
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Up to individual.

    Excess alcomohol not welcome. No smoking In or near common areas.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each individual

Additional Comments

Seeking rural but not remote land.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)