We've got 92 acres of beautiful land in the Catskill mountains, about two acres of no-till permaculture gardens in which we grow produce for food and sale through CSA and local farmers markets, 70-80 egg-laying hens, nine cows, 100+ fruit and nut trees, several functioning scythes we mow with, five cats (two indoor), and five humans. We've got an amazing, spacious kitchen in an 1884, seven-bedroom farmhouse. Our house, animals, and gardens are fed by two of several plentiful springs in the higher parts of our land. We also have the East Brook meandering through the lowest part of our land with nice places for swimming.
Connecting with and serving the wider community are important values for us. We expect the products and services we offer to the world to shift and change over time. We'd like to be facilitating educational workshops of different kinds at least once-a-week. We like to put on playful and socially enriching events like full moon dance parties, check-in with each other regularly, play transparent communication games, make time to hold space for each other in various combinations, mending/writing/art nights, sing-a-longs, etc... Right now, we live an intimate life with each other, living in the same house, much like a close-knit family would, eating dinner and most meals together daily. We're inspired by the values of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities (www.thefec.org), but right now, are not exclusively income-sharing; *people choose how they'd like to offer their gifts (time/attention/labor/$) to meet communal needs*. This is how things are here now based on the infrastructure and people we have. We feel open and expect things to shift here in unforeseeable ways based on the inclinations each new person will bring with them. We envision our population on this land growing into an interdependent village with up to a couple dozen people with varying focuses and degrees of involvement and connection. We can imagine many possibilities of living harmoniously with people who want to live more separate lives as well as those who want to live in more intimate family groupings. We're drawn to remain open to allow things to evolve naturally. We welcome and support each individual to practice Self-Management, bring forth their Wholeness into the community, and sense into their individual life purpose (then envision how and whether it is aligned with the Evolutionary Purpose of the community).
Right now, (Nov. 2017) we're looking for self-directed people who:
If you want to know more or possibly visit, start a dialog with us over email. Let us know a bit about you and what you feel drawn to with regards to us.