Love, Faith & Stewardship
A Piece of Heaven On Earth
We expect that many members of our community will also look to the earth for their livelihoods with everything from farming, to natural crafts, to fishing in the ocean, to name just a few.
We also have several community industries planned for those who prefer an income from a more structured environment, and individual members or groups of members are also welcome to have their own eco-friendly businesses within the community. As an artist enclave, we hope to become a destination for people from far and wide to discover high quality, innovative art in a spectacular natural setting.
A primary business will be a natural healing and health retreat that will offer people from faster paced, less healthy lifestyles an opportunity to slow down and relax in one of the most beautiful areas of the world, while receiving alternative healing treatments, gourmet raw vegetarian meals, salt water ocean therapies and a host of unforgettable experiences. We will also manufacture a few potent natural food and body care products.
We will also utilize solar, wind and small hydro for electrical generation, with the intention that all of the buildings in the community will be completely off the grid for all of our electrical needs.
Our community will have both full and part-time members. Many of the permanent members will be families, although there will also be a place for single adults and couples without children as well. We expect an influx of temporary members from college students in the summer. Part-time members who may live on the other side of the country or world and only visit for 2-4 weeks each year are also welcome, and will still be part of the family of light and included in many community activities throughout the year from where ever they live. Even someone who is not a full-time live-on-the-land member, but is committed to helping the community on a regular and consistent basis, will be counted as a permanent member.
The community will be governed by the Council of Eleven, which will be men and women leaders who have been elected by the permanent members of the community. Seven seats on the council are reserved for members who live on the land year round.
All buildings and homes will be owned by the community and leased to members who are using them. In keeping with an off-the grid spiritual community of artists and would be artists, all structures will incorporate innovative and creative designs. Additionally, there will be a central, multi-purpose building where the adults will meet for continuing education classes, the children will meet for school, and will also serve as a place for meetings and social activities for everyone. There will be a community dinner at the multi-purpose building 6 nights a week where everyone shares the evening meal, social interaction and community planning and coordination.
To maintain the viability of the community, each adult member is asked to contribute 10% of their income and a minimum 10 hours of work in some capacity for the community each week, with additional hours needed during the early construction stages of the community. The minimal time and money commitment helps in building, equipment and material costs, and allows us to maintain the gardens and beauty of the community in a manner that keeps it as a piece of Heaven on Earth. The rest of your time is your own but you are certainly welcome to give more community hours or funding assistance if you wish.
The community is everyone’s idyllic home and the few hours we give to our common home each week is a synergistic endeavor. Working together on common property and buildings, as well as sharing the loads for evening meal preparation actually gives each person a net gain in the time that they would otherwise have to spend if they had to maintain and prepare all these things individually for their own family.
We believe in artistic expression, families, earth stewardship, community self-reliance, always seeking to gain new knowledge and learn new skills, a spiritual and moral foundation in the actions of our lives, and an atmosphere permeating the community that is supportive of personal growth and expansion.
If this resonates with you and you would like to further explore the possibilities of being part of our community, please contact us so we can learn a little more about you and your interests. We look forward to hearing from you!