Build an Intentional Community
An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision. They share responsibilities and resources. They seek and value interdependence within the community.
The core of our intentional community is our extended family.
Attain Reasonable Self-Sufficiency
To the extent it is practical and economically feasible, we will strive to produce food and energy to suit our needs. The intent is not to live apart, nor do we seek a life of deprivation. Rather, we would like to live lives of discovery, exploring ways to live well while minimizing our impact on the environment. It is not a requirement for members of our community to be “off the grid” or to restrict their diets to what we can grow. We do not wish anyone to deprive themselves of light or warmth or comfort or diversity. We intend to be thoughtful and deliberate, to experiment with new ways of solving old problems, and to share what we learn.
Provide a Legacy for Future Generations
We would like to leave land, a community, a lifestyle, as well as culture and traditions to our second and third generations and beyond. What we hope will endure is the land, our sense of being a highly-functional and highly-satisfying intentional community, and our striving toward self-sufficiency.