Russian house #1

Jenner, California, United States

  • Last updated: December 21, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: May 2, 2017

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate transcendent experience and a meaningful way of life, which we call the 5th way.

Russian House #1 is being built around human development and enlightenment goals. We value freedom and friendship and ready for experiments.

Community Description

Russian House #1 is a community intended for a consciousness exploration and personal growth. It is a free cultural space and an experimental cultural platform.
As a community we create:

– a frontier restaurant with home-like concept of food-sharing, human communication, participation and sharing;
– a space for cultural exchange (open mics, exhibition, special food days, movies, celebrations);
– experiment in new economics;
– an environment for personal and collective consciousness studies (riddles and puzzles for the public, breathworks, different meditations, mind-development and self-reflection cultivation practices, mindfulness as a path, Game Mastery as priority approach to life-problem solving)

We want to find a way of making things with harmony instead of profit,
with creativity instead of consumption,
and with friendship instead of client-customer relationship and social rules.

We are intended to become a Post-non-classical science Center, according to classification of Russian philosopher V. Stepin.
Post-non-classical science is something where the researcher includes himself or herself in the research system and obtains knowledge which is not separated from the researcher. The researcher experiences integration of himself or herself into the World. To comprehend on contrary with a classical science, in this case, means to integrate oneself with everything.

Russian House #1 is located right on the Russian River. People see it as a mysterious place, where the river meets the ocean and miracles happen here often.

Our main focus is the self-exploration and human development.
In order to cultivate it we do:
– Experience weeks (weeks of living and experiencing our community life)
– Russian Games
– Breathworks (Rebirthing, Holotropic breathwork, Da-breathing, etc.)
– Intellectual clubs (salon) each Sunday
– Special events and talks

Our methods can be united with the name of “breakthrough psychology”.

We welcome everybody for our programs.


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, shared room
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Housing Provided: Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Additional Comments:

    Experience weeks once per month are the opportunities to try a community living with us.
    3 days stay is possible to those who would like more to know about us and t help in the kitchen.
    (beds in RV, shared shower)


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 71-80%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Visit our Restuarant operation daily.
    Check the web-site for special events (

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Candidate should share our values and be ready for a change and dedication to the goal of self-exploration and development towards enlightenment.
    Individual terms. In any case the trial period is required as a volunteer and a candidate.


  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    We have a leader but value and facilitate self-organization as the best organization


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    We care about our project that we do together and everyone does the most for its prosperity

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Library, Workshop, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Waterfront access, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Not good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: No
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): 5th path
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

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].


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