You might want to take a look at my blog at
That would give an idea of what I’m up to.
As for residents, first we talk, then you pay a visit of 2 weeks or so and
we figure out whether this is likely to work, then you go away and come
back with your stuff.
The intention here is a spiritual activist community. I’m personally
pretending there’s a chance for a miracle, and that’s my main activism (too
briefly, but there’s the blog). You may think what you want, mostly.
How to live together? I hope for 6 people, which requires framing out some
rooms in the house (converted barn). There has to be some combination of
rent paid and work - sharing the labor of not only house and food but also
some things about the farm. I expect people would get a job in town or
somewhere, but if you’re a farmer who can make an income here (or a
woodworker, herbalist, or some other options) that would be even better.
I have chemical sensitivities and thus no fragrance or incense in the
house. The two wood stoves are remarkably smoke-free when used right.
Unfortunately zoning prevents me (or you) from building separate residences
on this land. I share a driveway with neighbors, and hope that if any of
them move I’d know somebody who might pick it up and increase our size -
but there’s no reason to think that will happen. I own the place with no
mortgage, and have invested in solar panels, masonry heater, insulation -
and there’s more to do including ferrocement tanks for water storage.
My preference is for equals, and we work our way toward being co-owners. I
don’t want to parent, be a landlord (long term; short term it’s
inevitable), make rules, whatever - am looking for people who are actually
a good fit. My experience in community living says that a weekly house
meeting is essential.
Militant anything doesn’t work, unless it matches me.
I’m a Zen priest and have a preference for people who’d like to sit
meditation regularly. That’s not absolute.
If you’re interested, could you tell me something about who you are and
what you’re looking for?
Thanks for asking.