ScrapHouse of Life

La junta, Colorado, United States

  • Last updated: October 2, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: October 2, 2017

Mission Statement

Reuse Renew Sustain

Wanting to eliminate the perception of waste and reclaim ourselves through repurposing

Community Description

Wanting to share space with sharing people willing to put energy into the endeavor to create and maintain peace of mind and sustainability


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Student Housing or Student Co-Op, Spiritual or Religious Community, Transition Town or Eco-Neighborhood (focused on energy/resource resiliency)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Small Town or Village


  • Status: We have undeveloped land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned number of residences: 10
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    In process
    Garage structure conversion
    2 rooms in main house renovated and kitchen converted to common use
    Adobe structures to be built on raw land along with a hammock hotel


  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact prior to visit

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    There is currently not a formal membership process in play would like to collaborate to create


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $20
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, Paganism or Earth Religions, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Humanist
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Composting toilets in use each member responsible for curing and reallocating their own waste

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

Open and looking for likeminded to create and share space