Opportunity Village (www.opportunityvillageeugene.org) is governed by the Village Manual and its Village Agreements (www.opportunityvillageeugene.org/p/community-agreement.html). So far we have spent around $70,000 on Opportunity Village. He has visited over 30 intentional communities, and lived for two years at the Walnut Street Co-op in Eugene. Located on an 87-acre nature sanctuary, our educational retreat facilities are nestled among tall Douglas firs, surrounded by gardens, orchards, and connected to walking trails through our meadow, forest, and alongside our creek. Have you wondered if you really could ever ditch your current life, and start homesteading? To support and promote the development of intentional communities as Permaculture's popping up all over. Then Jean Stacey made another impassioned plea. Based on simple majority (and occasionally two-thirds majority) vote at the village meetings, it uses simple clear language that can be interpreted, but cannot be corrupted, by the board or by the villagers. Stewarding the communities movement for over 30 years! At the December 2012 open forum Eugene city council meeting, on the heels of an enraged speech by Jean Stacey, who was camped out with SLEEPS near a Conestoga Hut we had set up earlier in the day, I made a proposal to the city council. This is achieved by integrating elements in all aspects of life…. The intention is shelter. I, however, wanted to work with Opportunity Village, and to build a village of two dozen micro-houses each of which looked unique—in the process creating a prototype for an affordable village. The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered people and communities, designing pathways to a sustainable future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity. It is authored by Andy Heben, who is also the urban designer of Opportunity Village. With the stress of a continual influx of new people—living in tents during at least part of their probationary period—and the rest of the village living in unheated Bungalows and Conestogas, Village Councilors have to be steady. 408 likes. There are many ways you can support GEN with your time and energy. When the city of Eugene broke up the Occupy camp in December of 2011, they promised to give the homeless another piece of land. "Homelessness" is one terrible symptom of a disease plaguing more and more of us every day: overpriced housing. The next day, an anonymous donor gave $25,000 to Opportunity Village, restricted for the purposes of building a second Opportunity Village, as a challenge grant for $25,000 more. By orienting four distinct roof systems thoughtfully, and placing the generous used doors and windows optimally for both light and privacy, we created a village that appears to have grown organically. Though the city attorney had said that this ordinance would take two months to expand, the council did so in three days. “ We are an urban cohousing community in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, cultivating supportive relationships with each other, our community, and the Earth. All rights reserved. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design also touches on regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, technology, architecture and … We are located in the Creston Kenilworth neighborhood. His wife, Fredricka Maximillia Sanchez, a tall beautiful woman, talks of her four daughters, and the honorable lives they lead. Thanks,jojo and johnny. I spoke of the Conestoga Huts I advocated for last year, now permitted and sheltering 20 people. They, and Dan Hill of Arbor South, who donated $15,000 worth of materials, were the backbone that allowed us to build Opportunity Village. The villagers themselves will be the mentors, the seeds for the creation of the next community.”. By the 12th panel, our bucolic country setting is choked with cars, pavement, and all the ugliness that has characterized the suburban “growth and development” that followed WWII. In 1991 he bought one acre of land west of the center of Eugene, Oregon that is now Maitreya EcoVillage. If someone wants to do the hard work, let them do it.”. Use the links below to find out more info about our village and community. I proposed that the Conestoga Hut be permitted as a vehicle in the St. Vincent de Paulb car camper program, where homeless people can sleep in their cars in business and church parking lots. The 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence will take place August 28, 29 and 30 at the River Road Neighborhood Park District Recreation Center, 3 miles northwest of downtown, Eugene, Oregon. We read it out loud line by line during our biweekly orientations, with open discussion. “They make sure we get stuff done,” Ron says. Andy, Joline, and I, along with a half dozen villagers, sit before the warm flames of the fireplace at Papa’s Pizza Parlor, eating taco pizza and drinking dark beer at a fundraiser for the village. Now everything is different. A half dozen people have been kicked out so far by the villagers, with good cause. “How much more time,” I ask Craig “do you have on the Village Council?”. The village dates back 16 years and the property is owned by several people. Permaculture's popping up all over. Terry comes in and sets up her laptop. It is a self-governing village, with oversight and veto power over Village Council decisions by the board of the nonprofit organization Opportunity Village Eugene, which is chaired by Dan Bryant, minister of the First Congregational Church downtown. The city and the neighborhoods do not want shantytowns. I sit with Craig and Randy in the yurt. Even those who participate in only part of the cycle still go away with a greater sense of community. Carl and Dianne have finished out their Bungalows with architectural details and color schemes that we can use as models for regular paying clients. After their European vacation is over, US tourists return to their own wretched US cities where the downtown is commercially comatose and all serious shopping is done by driving to the Walmart on the edge of town. There have been many players, major and minor, male and female, straight and gay; organizers, volunteers, and villagers themselves. Jan Spencer, Suburban Permaculture, Eugene, Oregon Lois Arkin is the founder (1980) of the nonprofit CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages. Hal, across the table, is a computer programmer. The only man on the five-person Council, Craig has spoken of stepping down, but the Council has pleaded for him to stay, saying that they need his masculine presence. In less than three months, in late summer and fall of 2013, for less than $60,000, it went from an empty public works parking lot to a village housing 30 people. In order to feel credible in the eyes of the male villagers?”. Each year, the Regional Permaculture Convergence alternates between … His report was already published in Communities Magazine (communities.org) in March 2014. Unit Plans & Common House. With some residents having bought an adjoining property, Maitreya EcoVillage now houses about 30 to 35 people on 1.25 acres. I offered a solution. It takes time for the villagers to settle in and learn a different way than the Eugene Mission, where a lot of applicants come from. We’re bringing in outside labor, rather than doing the work ourselves. I made dozens of copies, and handed them out to everyone. The first legal urban camping site in Eugene is about to open across the street from us, run by Erik de Buhr and Community Supported Shelters. I don’t feel threatened by it. I always have liked commune and agricultural lifestyles.We lived in Surry virginia and its farm land a lot there.Now we are in williamsburg virginia and been homeless.Rent is too much around here,homeless a year. In 1991 he bought one acre of land west of the center of Eugene, Oregon that is now Maitreya EcoVillage. An important aspect to stacking up the urban fabric is that the farmland surrounding our cities is more precious than we’ve understood. We value and practice organic farming, permaculture, transparent communication, somatic arts and strive to create a supportive culture of connectivity and love. We invite donations to GEN International or a GEN Region. There are distinctly masculine and feminine structures. Enjoy free resources and inspiring stories! Andy, Ted, and I are partners in the micro-housing business I founded in 2012, called Backyard Bungalows. I built a new house on top of an existing, single story 1940s-era house—an example of what could be done to millions of dreary, energy-wasteful US homes: making them all into creative, net-zero-energy, eco-trophy duplexes. Chairs and fold-up tables, a coffee pot, and donated food in plastic bags are neatly arranged along the walls. In 1991, I sold a single house in San Francisco and bought five contiguous city lots with a smattering of older houses about one mile west of the center of Eugene, Oregon. Would we have to pay rent to you after a year or could we both just help you with agricultural work and other things like cleaning and stuff? When the tractor trailer rigs stop bringing our food from 1500 miles away, we’ll appreciate the tragedy of having paved over so much farm land. The Global Ecovillage Network is a registered charity: SC043796 and has consultative status in the UN – ECOSOC. Kailash Ecovillage is a sustainably focused community located on a two-acre site in inner SE Portland, Oregon, about four miles from downtown. Friends of GEN – Building the New Normal! This act of building, of cultivating shelter for ourselves and others, builds community like you wouldn’t believe. I have a few rooftop decks in mind. Each Bungalow is trimmed, painted, and finished individually by its owner. Filed Under: All Blog Posts, Communities Articles, ... Permaculture Mama Seeks Tribe. The Convergence features panels and presentations, networking and fun. Craig presented with me at the Central Lutheran Church adult education program recently, answering questions for a half-hour. He has applied for the job of one of the five property managers who get Conestogas at the 15-person site, which is fenced, monitored, and secure. Donate to support a thriving communities movement and become a FIC My name is Teacher Stacy, and I support busy families with ready-to-go, hands-on crafts & activities for kids 3-8. Ted and I are visiting Erik and a helper, when Mark Hubble comes up as the welcome party, offering blankets and food for the first residents. The next panel introduces the railroad to this setting; the next panel, a telegraph line, a small house, and a dirt road. Actually, Craig and I agree, things are going really well. The 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence will take place August 28, 29 and 30 at the River Road Neighborhood Park District Recreation Center, 3 miles northwest of downtown, Eugene, Oregon. All content on this site is licensed under under a. Lost Valley Educational Center is an intentional community and ecovillage near Eugene, Oregon. Ecovillages are a wonderful world of bird diversity, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Your donation helps to support and to spread ecovillages around the world. “When we started out it was just a dozen of us, and I liked to take care of my girls. At $2,500 a person in direct set-up costs? Like the Village Manual, the Backyard Bungalows (http://hebenaj.wix.com/backyardbungalows) we’ve built are improved versions of the dwellings erected by residents of other homeless villages. Intentional Community t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more! “Some people on the board think that it’s ridiculous that so few Council members finish out their terms.”, “What’s ridiculous about that?” Craig asks. But it’s amazing to see the spirit with which people lift themselves up. Ernie and Katie and Jones and Matt all have jobs, and two other people just found work too. See further below for a larger view of the neighborhood plus important features. This is the opportunity of Opportunity Village. The community listed here may or may not see your comment. Meanwhile, US tourists flock to European cities for the pleasure of vacationing in a humane, pedestrian-scale urban environment: Taller, mixed-use buildings line the street, defining it as a large, outdoor room. We were in Portland for seven months last year living in the car. At this first meeting the group was ecstatic. They decrease property values and increase disease. In July I submitted four of these prototypes, all under 100 square feet, with interchangeable wall and roof systems, to the city of Eugene and the state of Oregon for pre-approval to house the homeless. “If this were an intentional community, it would be more intentional about who it let in. Google image above shows part of River Road Neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon. the interconnections between water, soil, plants, animals, appropriate technologies, buildings, economics and community. What comes through is something very much like the intention of food—the cycle of sowing and growing and harvesting and feasting. I proposed that they set up a core group of villagers, and begin orienting them in the philosophy, agreements, and rules of the Village Manual, so that a village culture would be in place before the village itself opened. Dan Bryant, a minister who wears a leather jacket and drives a motorcycle; Jean Stacey, a fiery lesbian advocate for the homeless; and Andy Heben, a young urban designer who wrote his thesis on homeless camps that he visited around the country, went around touting the idea of Opportunity Village. Playing devil’s advocate, I mentioned that they had no villagers, no approved structures other than the Conestoga Hut, and no site plan. They are modular designs, composed of panels that are constructed in the shop and assembled on site in big work parties. non-profit organization. The 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence will take place August 28, 29 and 30 at the River Road Neighborhood Park District Recreation Center, 3 miles northwest of downtown, Eugene, Oregon.. Each year, the Regional Permaculture Convergence alternates between Oregon and Washington State. * 24 Podcasts are now on line for Radio Program "Creating a Resilient Future," broadcast on radio station KEPW, 97.3 FM, in Eugene. A community dedicated to ecological living. Cascadia Permaculture / Agro-Ecology Northwest / Cascadia Landscape Design Jude Hobbs is a horticulturist, Permaculture designer, and activist. There are several different ways to camp on our property. The homeless of Whoville, a big tent camp jammed in beside the overpass next to the courthouse, threatened with being disbanded in the snow, spoke first. Loneliness is an Epidemic, Community is the Antidote. Our main building consists of 30 one-bedroom apartments and two 2-bedroom apartments. So far only one person has finished out their three-month term. Dan Bryant, a minister who wears a leather jacket and drives a motorcycle, Jean Stacey, a fiery lesbian advocate for the homeless, and Andy Heben, a young urban designer who wrote his thesis on homeless camps around the country which he visited, went around touting the idea of Opportunity Village. He has owned and redesigned six houses, and built several more. 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Many historical cities were dense for security purposes. Podcast episodes here Critique of market capitalism, eco villages, permaculture, pushing back on cars, wisdom of the world's … Member for a host of special membership benefits. So I went to an Opportunity Village steering committee meeting. “I do the electronics, and home improvements. In less than three months, in late summer and fall of 2013, for less than $60,000, it went from an empty public works parking lot to a village housing 30 people. Eco Community with over 1000 private acres, animal friendly, amenities, miles of trails to enjoy. This is a transitional homeless camp, nothing more.”, Craig disagrees: “This is still an intentional community. I said that we could easily build a second Opportunity Village. Currently under construction are an octagonal meditation sanctuary, a 4000 gallon rainwater cistern, an outdoor kitchen and an 8.5 ft. x 16 ft. tiny house complete with bathroom and kitchen that I wish to Airbnb—bringing an educational, ecotourism component to our village. People do file unwarranted complaints, but it’s not something the board worries about. Maitreya Eco Village in Eugene is not a Block Plan but does shows what many green features might be possible with Block Planning. When the city of Eugene broke up the Occupy camp in December of 2011, they promised to give the homeless another piece of land. Not coincidentally, this is arguably the most fun, vibrant, and lively part of the city—the streets filled with people walking places and never a dull moment. Owning vacant city land, I experimented with various green and natural building techniques. Upon completing a triplex in 2002 and with a regular meditation group, we named the place Maitreya EcoVillage. I don’t have to do that stuff. It’s just a different intention. Permaculture design is an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Maitreya Ecovillage, Eugene, Oregon. It’s an intentional community.”. So, in terms of land use, we’ve painted ourselves into a corner. The Education Center offers programming for outside groups and a conference center/venue for allied groups. We are in virginia but we want to move back to oregon. Urban planners consider 15 dwelling units per acre to be the minimum density necessary to support reasonably fast and efficient public transit. Break your back. “I don’t think this is an intentional community “ Hal chimes in. Build yourself a house? A particular focus was placed on vetting couples and single women, so that there would be a strong female presence in the village. I work, and he does the cooking and cleaning. Ron and Katherine Griffith, who were married at the village, speak of their gender roles: “It’s a reverse relationship,” Katherine says, in her North Carolina accent, “and it always has been, ever since Ron tore his ACL. Having gotten to be 61 years old without producing any children of my own, I have a standing offer among those here that upon their organizing a credible financial entity to assume ownership, I will bequeath it a substantial percentage of the equity. No hard feelings. This means creating landscapes that yield abundantly while remaining truly sustainable over time, and even regenerating degraded land. After watching the sun set and the full moon rise atop my neighbour Sergey’s hill which overlooks the entire eco-village,… Read More » Tobias Roberts September 14, 2017 Discounted price on Land for sale in Eco Village ~ Living Well Community Franklinville, NC, Seeking Farming Couple Interested in Learning From/About Intentional Communities and Help Farm 1-5 a. On Dec 9th, one year after my first presentation at the open forum city council meeting, I spoke again before the mayor and city councilors of Eugene. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. But a nice clean orderly village with rules and sound governance? BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund: show your support! Most of the cooking has been implemented by the women, with much of the infrastructure work being done by their men.”, “Why does the Village Council need a male presence? There are more members to the network that don't fit onto this image. Erik and Fay wanted to start their own nonprofit professional organization independent of Opportunity Village, called Community Supported Shelters, with the hopes of becoming the village’s main housing provider and building Opportunity Village almost entirely out of Conestoga Huts. Of particular importance was the village site plan. We were also working on the Conestoga Hut, a design that Erik and his partner Fay Carter created in a moment of need at the Occupy camp. At this point I began working with Andy Heben. Blog (2010 - now) Newsletters (2006-2008) Photo Albums. The idea is to go up rather than out—wanting to make Maitreya as full as possible of fun and interesting activity all within its limited urban footprint. In addition to producing sketch-ups for my prototypes, working on the site plan, and hammering out the operating agreement with the city, Andy worked tirelessly writing and rewriting the Village Manual, based on the ongoing input of many well-meaning contributors, myself included. “How come no one’s in here?,” he asks. You can also subscribe to your region's newsletter for local updates! It has continued to organically grow and change ever since. Most suburban sprawl development in the US falls woefully short of that. Brent Was, father at the Church of the Resurrection, took the lead in this process, and Andy and Ann and several volunteers dove into the paperwork. Nine Conestoga Huts, insulated vinyl-sheathed shelters made from a combination of reused and new materials, were built in the village by Community Supported Shelters ( http://communitysupportedshelters.org). Sustainability Features. Louis sits to my right, a crafter of wooden inlaid jewelry, who is designing a micro-business that can employ villagers doing piecework. It's really catching on with young green activists like Juno star Ellen Page, who recently took a break from Hollywood to talk on the Ellen DeGeneres show about her experiences studying permaculture design in an eco-village near Eugene, Oregon. Next year I want to build a permanent greenhouse to experiment with aquaponics. Hello! Mountain Meadows Community in Asheville, NC – Green, Organic, Sustainable! Hi, i found your ad on Fellowship for Intentional community and me and my friend are males and gay celibates. In a nutshell, where urban development is concerned, we need to have sufficient density to support functional public transit, bicycling, and walking, and yet have it be so beautiful, fun, green, and rich with community that people will enjoy being there—not yearning to jump in their cars to get away. All had come at no cost to the city, state, or federal government. Alex Daniell found out that “If you give a homeless person a home then they’re no longer homeless”. Permaculture’s popping up all over. Could you grow your own food? Mark is the seed of a new village. New! Our main office is located at Dancing Rabbit The builders of this village are sowing the seeds for another village. We have to make sure that we adhere to the intention, and not the letter of the law. But this is because the rules need to be bent. We began the application and intake process almost immediately. Richard Register’s ecocity vision includes rooftop gardens and rooftop cafes with bridges joining rooftop to rooftop. I spoke of the Backyard Bunglows in Opportunity Village, permitted and housing 20 people. It is that scenario that I would like to see urban planning strive for. Yellow rectangle is Jan's place. Well, that’s hard to beat. As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples, and representation to the expanding global network dedicated to demonstrating principles and practices of sustainability in their lifestyles and communities. Mark Hubble, who was the public figure of homelessness at the presentation Dan and he and I gave to the American Institute of Architects; who was the lead speaker at the opening of Opportunity Village; who has been the subject of several articles; and who resigned from the Village Council, shakes his head. We are also a marijuana-friendly community. We’re an intentional community based in Little Applegate, Southern Oregon. In 1993, she co-founded the … All four were accepted without any alterations. Thus, Maitreya EcoVillage will hopefully continue boldly into the future with a life of its own. Our Vision & Values. A lot of times when the women try to do the heavier physical labor the men step in and say: ‘Let me do that.’ I don’t care; I let them. Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Eco Kids Village was originally a Montessori-inspired preschool. The flickering light and steady hiss of the pellet stove fill the large, dim space. Mark Hubble is one of the original founders of the village. “The women are much more involved in the administration and governance tasks, and the men are more involved in construction—roofing and finishing the Bungalows. The big concern is governance. Someone else here is footing the bill. pathways towards a more sustainable and just world. It’s a clear sign of the health of the democratic process.”. And that is a big concern. “It’s not like anyone is getting kicked out of the village. We have business meetings at least once per month where decisions are made by consensus. Join our community of 20,000+ readers. An Opportunity Village board member needs to be at every village meeting. The Village Manual is an improved version of similar documents written by the residents of other homeless camps, like Dignity Village and Right to Dream Two in Portland, Oregon. Our main office is located at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, MO, USA. Ted Drummond, a longtime leader in the First Christian Church’s annual house-building Mission to Mexico, erected a heated 30-foot yurt for the villagers just days before the early-December snows came. The 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence will take place August 28, 29 and 30 at the River Road Neighborhood Park District Recreation Center, 3 miles northwest of downtown, Eugene, Oregon. He is Greek, so I don’t push it. Like a threatened turtle, pulling its legs and head into its shell, we must pull our urban extremities inward in preparation for life without fossil fuels and the approaching “Long Emergency,” as Kunstler calls it. Design & Consultation Based in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Our 37 homes are condominiums, renovated in 2008 from a 1970s apartment complex for … The village is full of rules, but they are good rules. Something 20 + acres suitable for growing herbs and creating an eco village/permie community. The newest villager, Mandy, drifts by and says hi. Each year, the Regional Permaculture Convergence alternates between … Much of that change has been focused on density—density of dwelling units, density of food production, density of uses and activity, density of fun and laughter. Already a builder, I soon discovered green building. Subsequent panels add more and bigger buildings, more utilities, pavement, etc. That night they also approved the site for Opportunity Village. Opportunity Village Eugene is Eugene, Oregon’s newest intentional community. I have designed, and built with the help of many others, all 18 of the solid-walled buildings in the village, including dwellings, a bath house, a kitchen, a front office, and also an outdoor grill. The Lutherans have donated thousands of dollars worth of materials and thousands of work hours in the shop. Despite the difficulties it entailed, Andy avoided orienting the Bungalows and Conestogas in a grid, instead orchestrating them in a series of graceful circular courtyards that maximize a feeling of openness on the small site. © 1995 - 2021 Foundation for Intentional Community. The truth is, if you give a homeless person a home then they’re no longer homeless. Eco Community with over 1000 private acres, animal friendly, amenities, miles of trails to enjoy. The more interesting things I built, the more interesting people moved in. Sustainable Paradise On the Pacific Coast of Mexico. In the following days the Conestoga Hut got a lot of press and Erik and I had a divergence of opinion. If so, how much are they? Someone also gave another $12,000 to finish this first village. He consults as a financial advisor and belongs to the Wordos, a science fiction and fantasy writers group. (How many cats are acceptable in an urban ecovillage setting?) I was working at the time with Erik de Buhr, finishing up one of my Bungalow designs for Jerry and Janet Russell, who have given endlessly to the communities movement in this region. Some, I thought, were never going to make it. While it’s still a glorified landlord-tenant arrangement, I like to think that I’m the world’s coolest eco-landlord. Volunteering supports the network while forming valuable connections, meeting incredible people, and contributing to a positive future. I vetted the first people. I now have nearly a dozen prototypes that have passed inspection by the city. 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