As of November 2018: We are accepting applications to be a membership candidate. Please Email Acorncommunity@gmail.com for more information.
Below we have posted information about several small communities that you may be interested in — affiliated and unaffiliated, near and far.
Mimosa Community is a small piece of land that Acorn bought back in 2014 and has been inhabited by three different community groups during this time. This third group is currently Edmund, Gryphon, and Gryphon’s 12-year old daughter Sappho, and they need help managing their seed farm during the 2018 growing season. They grow seeds for Southern Exposure Seed Exchange at Acorn, as well as other seed companies and they are co-owners of Commonwealth Seed Growers, a bulk specialty seed company. Their farm, half a mile from their house, is on Lawson Land, a piece of land owned by Twin Oaks Community. If you’re interested in farming and learning about seed breeding in a community context, contact Gryphon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cambia is a highly intentional community committed to exploring both ourselves and each other deeply. Cambia runs Rustling Roots which is a forming ecological education exhibit for secondary school kids and older. Cambia is a hand crafted community where esthetic wrestles with whimsy to control our landscape. Typically Cambia is half a dozen adults at each morning’s 8:30 organizing meeting, including a workaway person or intern. Avni is our 5 year old spiritual adviser. In small, young communities there is a need for “everyone to do everything” which means cooking, cleaning, construction (both internally and externally for money), sustainability research, inner personal exploration, gardening and Avni care and education. We are an income sharing intentional community and part of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities. We are located on 15 acres of land in Louisa county, walking distance from Twin Oaks and near Acorn, Mimosa and LEF. Feel free to email or call Cambiacommunity@gmail.com 541-505-0803
Woodfolk Home in Charlottesville, VA is a mix of cultural activists, artists, musicians and dancers. There are 7 of us now, 6 adults and one kid, with ages ranging from 57 to 11. We are working to hold space for a creative and harmonious home and cultural oasis. The vibe is wholesome, peaceful and kid friendly. We have a weekly community dinner, sing together once a week, garden and make house decisions together. Rent is ranged from $340 to $390 (including internet and utilities). We seek to build healthy conflict resolution skills by meeting regularly and getting away from blame and punishment. We opt instead to figure out what is happening, what is needed and what is wanted. We consider this to be crucial to creating an environment that is supportive for everyone. For more information, email Craig Greene at email@example.com
Donald’s View is a 126-acre property in Eagle Rock, Virginia that is searching for founding members that can mesh with Michael and Beth in their developing vision of what Donald’s View could become. If you are interested in learning more about Donald’s View or in thinking more about it with us, you can contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 410-2612.
Earth’s Turn Community is a forming, agrarian intentional community on 20+ beautiful acres in Mebane, NC. The four current founding members are hoping to grow to 10-15 households on the land, and are open to (but not pushing for) income-sharing in the future. For now, they are open to people who want to buy into the project or who want to come by and help. They would be open to short-term visitors, and are also specifically looking for employees who can do long-term work with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, starting in May. For more information, contact Tami Watson, email@example.com or call 314-604-5736
The Medicine Wheel Collective at Earthaven Ecovillage of Black Mountain, NC, is looking for work exchangers, renters, and exploring members. As a resident here, you will join us in our daily lives, participating in work projects and helping to prepare meals. We’re open to members of all ages and orientations, but no pets. So, get in touch, and we’ll see if there’s a fit. 828-669-0027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Spirit Farm is a community 5 years in the making on 18 acres of land 15 minutes west of Asheville, NC with hundreds of fruit, nut and beneficial trees planted and over an acre of perennial gardens! Our community is small and we are dreaming big. Our current plans include: buying our land outright, designing our land as a community sanctuary, and creating a life ways school/demonstration site and bee sanctuary. We are currently open to day visits and short term camping from folks who are interested in growing and building in an earth-sustaining way to revitalize the indigenous soul within us all. We also love hosting workshops! If you have a skill in the fields of permaculture, natural building, instrument making, ceremonial life ways, song circles, community facilitation techniques, etc… let us know! Email Faith Kimball or Ruff Magruff at email@example.com for more information about coming for a visit, planning a workshop, or becoming a partner investor.
Wildroots Earthskills Community is a 30-acre primitive homestead in rural Western North Carolina. Our focus is on experiential learning and living, while practicing, developing and sharing primitive skills for rewilding and reconnection. At Wildroots, we live without electricity (solar or otherwise — but we have headlamps, a telephone and a truck) or plumbing. We carry our water in jugs, use a crosscut saw to get our wood, and practice “earthskills”, or earth-based lifeways as much as possible. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, 3 o’s).
The Garden, located at 8967 Galen Rd in Lafayette, TN, is a 21 and a half acre plot of consensus run, leaderless land dubbed “Shut Up and Grow It!” after the rainbow kitchen, Shut Up and Eat It. Everyone is welcome as long as they’re welcoming. Don’t ask us if you can come; it’s your land, too. Just show up.
Solidarity Farm is an intentional community forming at a former Catskills retreat in Kerhonkson, NY. The initial group moved there on March 1st, 2018, and will spend this season renovating the existing buildings and building a farm based on permaculture and regenerative agriculture that provides bulk CSA farm shares to other community houses and co-ops. The “anchor customer” of the CSA will be Ganas in Staten Island, with 70 members. There’s lots of work! Short-term visitors are encouraged, especially those with a commitment to democratic worker cooperatives and intentional community who may want to become long-term. For more information, email email@example.com.
Red Earth Farms is a land trust in Rutledge, MO, right next to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Half a dozen families and small groups live on individual homesteads. Some of those homesteads are looking for work help and potential members. If you’re interested in working with your hands and the land while learning the ways of way-off-the-grid living, contact them: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Common Unity Project is a 160 acre, off-grid, egalitarian intentional community located amongst the majestic mountains and rivers on Gitxsan Territory in Hazelton, BC. They’re looking for work traders, especially from June 15th – July 26th for their organized 2018 Summer Volunteer Camp, especially from people who want to build an earthship. Or garden. Or cook. Etc. Fill out the visitation form on their website and send it to email@example.com.