Universal Intentional Organization (U.I.O.)

Detroit, Michigan, United States

  • Last updated: August 17, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: August 17, 2017

Mission Statement

grassroots movement of revitalization in community through cooperation & volunteer beautification work to restore & utilize abandoned, neglected spaces for intentional living along with the facilitation of cultural events and happenings, workshops & education for teaching independence to one another through environmental sustainability, permacultural knowledge & eco-friendly co-creation of our radical arts collective. In the spirit of love and the will to serve does empower & enrich our behavior together & relationships as one human family & our social responsability here on Earth to our future.

Community Description

A registered non-profit community space and venue for our co-creative grassroots movement near Fireweed Universe City.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), 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, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We have land in the permitting or zoning stage
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Planned number of residences: 12
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 61-70%
  • Percent Transgender: 11-20%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    We host visitors , resident guests, couchsurfers , performers regularly year round and give tours

  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Large Scale Kitchen, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Recreational vehicles, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), 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, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: No
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Buddhist, Native American, Unitarian Universalist, Hare Krishna, Rainbow Family
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Inter-cooperative council (ICC – Michigan), Rainbow Family

Community Affiliations

Fireweed Universe City

Keywords

grassroots community center