FruitHaven

Intentional Community

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Mission Statement

We uphold and practice principles of permaculture, raw veganism, decentralization, and spiritual growth.

Community Description

At FruitHaven, we envision a worldwide network of decentralized, autonomous, fruitarian communities, operating in a sovereign manner, with a comfortable balance between the rights of individuals and the functioning of the community. Growing an abundance of our own fruits and vegetables, and eating a raw vegan diet will provide the physical backbone of superior health, while non-violent communication and consensus-based decision making processes will provide the organizational backbone of resilient and successful community. Through the use of permaculture methods to cultivation, we will help to restore the world’s ecosystems to their healthy natural state, while creating an example to guide others. Above all, we celebrate health, wholeness, and connection to nature in a community of conscious fruit-loving individuals.

About

  • Type(s):
    • Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
    • Spiritual or Religious
  • Programs & Activities:
    • Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, or WWOOF’ing
    • Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency
    • WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 120 hectares
  • Current Residence Types:
    • Room(s) in a house or building
    • Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 6
  • Planned Residence Types:
    • Single-family homes
    • Multi-family homes
    • Room(s) in a house or building
    • Tiny house
    • Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
    • Natural built structues
    • Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided:
    • Rental
    • Work-exchange
    • Included in Membership
  • Land Owned By: Multiple stakeholders

Membership

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Child Members: 0
  • Visitors Accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: If you are interested in coming to visit us at FruitHaven, please visit our website and fill out the volunteer questionnaire. http://www.fruithavenecovillage.com/volunteer
  • Open to New Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: All newcomers participate in the 1 month volunteer program. After 1 month, volunteers may either leave or be invited to stay longer as a resident. After 6 months, residents are reviewed for membership.

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Additional Comments: There is a $5 monthly internet fee for all residents.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current Renewable Energy Generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned Renewable Energy Generation: 100%
  • Current Food Produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned Food Produced: 100%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities:
    • Common House
    • Garden(s)
    • Workshop
    • Swimming pond or pool
    • Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cellphone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared Meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practices:
    • Vegan (plants only, no animal products)
    • Raw or Mostly Raw
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family, household, or individual