Eureka Institute

Sagle, Idaho, United States

  • Last updated: April 17, 2017 (1 month ago)
  • Listing created on: March 29, 2013

Mission Statement

Retreat Center

Community Description

The Eureka Institute supports life-long learning and leadership through education, experiential and recreational activities. The Eureka Center, our stunning facility in North Idaho, is the premiere lifelong learning and leadership
center in the Inland Northwest. It’s an intimate, secluded gathering place where we emphasize skill building, self discovery, and respect for the natural world.

We are looking for people who are interested is living a retreat center lifestyle as well as being interested in the Eureka Institute programming. We can offer housing and a small stipend in exchange for running our garden and managing some events.

Programs are specifically designed to promote community involvement by providing opportunities to nurture and foster the over-all well being of each individual while exploring synergistic group interactions.

Please visit our website, for a better understanding of of our organization and facility.



  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 42 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 10
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 6
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please contact us through our website

  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $100
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Workshop, Fire pit, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Not good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property

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