Harper Valley Farm

Harrison, Arkansas, United States

  • Last updated: November 29, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: March 15, 2008

Mission Statement

care for property, fields for bees, lettuce and tomato gardens year round

Community Description

Property is located in Harrison, Arkansas. 28 miles South of Branson, Missouri. You are renting five acres for your exclusive use, perfect for gardening or just putting your feet in the creek.

You are responsibe for yourself both finacially and emotionally. You will need a Prius plus $3000 per year for a single person or $3600 for a couple. The rent is annual and helps keep our project alive and growing.

A Prius is best for off grid. Electric will be provided to shower house and outdoor kitchen. Rent is annual. You pay your own electric if connected and leave the place the way you found it or better.

You will have the opportunity and parking space to do your own thing or just relax. This is a beautiful property we would like to keep it that way.

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 1989
  • Start Living Together: 1989
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Community Address:
    Wolf Springs Road
    Harrison, Arkansas, 72601
    United States
  • FIC Membership

    Since 2017
    This Community is an FIC Member
  • Location

  • This Community is Re-forming

    Year re-formed: 2018

    After many years and many lessons we are setting out to “do it again” with the next generation and the current situation of our world in mind. We are setting aside 5 beautiful acres, perfect for sustainability. We will have a shower house and spare for an outdoor kitchen.

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 5 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Bring your own Prius you will have access to water with an outdoor kitchen and shower house.
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Planned number of residences: 2
  • Planned Residence Types: Bring your Prius
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: Private
  • Additional Comments:

    You are renting the opportunity to make it work. You will have a peaceful place to park your car and your own private gated yard. You will be the only person or couple on this property. We can discuss expanding in the future or just keep it simple.

    No drama, please. Confirmed non smokers only. Adults only as 10 hours per week work involved to make it happen, more if you are trying to grow everything you eat. Even more hours if you are trying to make a living at market gardening or chicken or duck egg production. We can advise you.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 0%
  • Percent Men: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process:

    By appointment only. For consideration send an email with a contact number so that we may start the discussion. Kitchen and shower house will not be available until May 2018. Apply early, we are limiting this project to a single adult or a couple.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Email to start the dialogue. Provide a phone number. You will need $3000 annual ($3600 for a couple) rent to hold your place, after acceptance.

  • Additional Comments:

    Participate in a planned garden project or free range egg production. Opportunity to develop other projects. Just enjoy life or work toward growing most all of your own food. Only participate if you want to be part of the solution.

Government

  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Privately owned seeking like minded adults who wish to work to develop some or all of their own food privately.

Economics

  • Join Fee: $3000
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 10
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Lovely place to garden, raise chickens or bees. Owners can give advice on what has been successful in the area, what is marketable.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Fire pit, Waterfront access
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns: [email protected].

Keywords

Prius, tiny house, opportunity, lettuce garden, herbs, bees,chickens, sustainable