Maitreya Mountain Village

Gasquet, California, United States

  • Last updated: August 3, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: December 26, 2008

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to becoming the change we want to see in the world by anchoring to and sharing the tools of a promising future: community thoughtfulness, environmental sustainability, self-sufficiency, economic independence, grounded spiritual intention and holistic, and healthful living practices.

Community Description

A remote, off-grid, wilderness permaculture farm, agroforestry, dynamic intentional community, and ever-evolving experiment in sustainable living. There are many ways to be a part of our village; we are especially seeking a few hard-working, enthusiastic, happy people to become long-term, committed community members

Accepting approximately 30 woofers
— and 3 to 5 internship applications (both 3 and 6 month durations)

If you would like to inquire for a visit
— just skip over to our visit/volunteer application

Please read over our web site thoroughly)

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  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), 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: 160 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Planned number of residences: 25
  • Planned Residence Types: Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    We have 3 small cabins, a tree house, underground hobbit house, one large Community Center(Chrysanthemum Lodge), a dining hall, and lots of space for tent and other camping or structures.


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Percent Women: 41-49%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    If you’d like to visit, please complete an application
    on our webs site, and email it to Dan.

    We accept applications and visitors year round,
    never any black out dates, so read through our web site
    to understand what we’re not and what we aspire to be and do
    THEN send us your application

    : )

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    We like them to complete an application (found on our website )
    That’s a good place to start.
    We follow up with a phone call, email, skype and/or an invitation to visit.
    The process pretty much takes care of itself from there (less structured) as
    we’ll all know if its a good fit

  • Additional Comments:
    this is an outline for membership types and agreements


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Our provisional (subject to editing/negotiation/individual considerations) by-laws
    and membership options are outlined on this web page


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 25
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    New members may earn their personal expense money in town (Cave Junction, Gasquet, or Crescent City) or have personal financial resources to afford most of their own food. Volunteers receive room and board(food) for work exchange. Revenue sharing is also an option, considered individually, with qualifying criteria.

    25-30 hours per week

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We do not 100% support anyone’s specific diet regimen.
    If they want it to be pure, probably going to have
    to provide some of it themselves

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Our community has a holistic emphasis
    — which means, to us, that although we are not PURE
    vaccination or any kind of drug use is not encouraged
    It s rare for us to use alcohol and there is no smoking
    of any kind here in our forested environment,
    for both safety and health reasons

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

Remote forest location

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