Living Roots Ecovillage: An Intentional Community
Living Roots Ecovillage in French Lick, Indiana is seeking members to collaborate and join their vision.Their mission is to create an intentional, sustainable and integrated community. Their desire is to offer physical, emotional, mental and spiritual support through conscious entrepreneurship. Living Roots Ecovillage teaches art centered design including building, food, energy, education and wellness systems.
Tiny Home Village
Living Roots EcoVillage is located on a beautiful 75 acre farm near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN. This historic farm has 3 barns, a bunkhouse, a community center, more than 10 springs (including a spring house), good fencing, good soil, a pond, forest, and beautiful rolling pastures. In just about 2 years on the new land, they have built three greenhouses, 6 cabins (including an earthen clay-slip, earth bag dome), an 1800 ft. deer fence, farm stand, outdoor kitchen, produce shed, U-Pick strawberry patch, building workshop, walk-in fridge, and earthen grow room. They are in the process of building more off-grid cabins (tiny home village), creating more gardens and orchards, digging a pond, and being creative in many other ways!
Off The Grid Community
They have a strong vision of creating an off-the-grid community (all new structures are off-the-grid), supplying most of their food (already doing much of that), and being group of empowered healers (currently have weekly massage and yoga classes for all in the community).
They are looking for strong, independent people, who want to work together by sharing costs, sharing labor, and sharing friendship in this village atmosphere. They have the present need for the following people:
Building Leader (Part time position – 8 – 26 hours/week depending on amount of work exchange)
Assistant Farm Manager (Full time stipend position – under direction of Farm Leader)
Maintenance Leader (Part time position)
Admin (to help with Ecovillage Misc. Admin, Business, etc.)
Entrepreneurs living in their passions
Any balanced people who want to help create this village
They host monthly potlucks, operate a CSA and market farm, sell grass-fed beef, run both farming/healing arts and natural building apprenticeship programs and offer a variety of workshops
Who is a good fit for Living Roots?
They are looking for – Dedicated individuals with heart skills and head skills who are interested in participating in an EcoVillage. Those who: have vision, have dreams, can take action and are grounded, knows or are willing to learn how to make fair, participatory group decisions, speak genuinely, have ability to cooperatively craft fair agreements, have emotional maturity (have done some inner personal work), are focused, are flexible, can hold ownership in this project (many ways to do that), are ready to commit, can work through challenges keeping the goal in sight, have resources (money and/or time are necessary in creating a village), etc.
Starplate Dome – $400/month
Wood Cabins – $370/month
Bunkhouse – $300/month
Campsite/Tiny House Site – $170/month
Off-site – $25/month
For General Information, please email Michael Hicks at michael@ indianacommunity.org or call 812-727-5444
509 345 2013
509 770 1694