2 Dancing Rabbit Lane
Rutledge, MO 63563
phone: (660) 883-5881
email: [email protected]
|Skyhouse is a four member community located three miles from Sandhill Farm in northeastern Missouri. The focus of our group is to build an ecovillage (known as Dancing Rabbit) as an example of truly sustainable living. Skyhouse is the first subcommunity in the DR model, with other communities expressing interest in joining.
In 1997 Dancing Rabbit purchased 280 acres of beautiful rolling hills. We're in the process of building more housing on our land, so that We can house our growing population. Right now, some of us live in cabins we recently constructed on our land, and some of us live in rented housing across the road from our land.
We make decisions by consensus and have frequent interpersonal and business meetings. We are entirely income sharing and currently earn our income by computer consulting (telecommuting) and working for the Fellowship for Intentional Community.
We at Skyhouse work towards a sustainable lifestyle by gardening organically, favoring alternatively powered transportation over gas engines, conserving energy, and promoting awareness of environmental issues such as alternative energy and appropriate technology. We are working towards creating the town of Dancing Rabbit to be economically and socially self-sufficient.
Our members have varied and diverse interests such as sustainable technology, political activism, farming and gardening, ecological construction methods, and alternative education.
Skyhouse welcomes visitors interested in our subcommunity as well as people looking to learn about or participate in Dancing Rabbit. You can keep in touch with us by signing up to receive DR's quarterly newsletter (the March Hare) or our weekly newspaper column. Please write or email to arrange a visit.