Oranim

Intentional Community

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Mission Statement

Our aim is to provide a safe, multicultural and nurturing environment that can help people unfold their potential.

Community Description

We recently started to build a little off-grid project, the idea is to have a Glampling Eco-Resort (we built a nice eco cabin so far) located in the mountains of north Mexico near the border with the USA (San Diego), 30 mins. driving to the only magic town in the state of Baja California, Tecate. Much more than just a Boutique Resort, it will be a healing center and an amazing place for retreats, events and workshops, a space for people to meet, learn, relax and explore a holistic life. We are setting up a small organic/permaculture garden. We are mostly open for partners/members and really looking forward to hosting creative, hard-working, proactive, skillful, friendly, open minded and flexible volunteers with a POSITIVE attitude! If you are OPEN MINDED, looking for a quiet place, with nature beauty all around, within an environmental preservation zone, your place can be here. You may have the opportunity to visit many beautiful spots in the state. Vegan Gay Friendly. Come Join us!

About

  • Type(s): Unspecified or Other
  • Programs & Activities:
    • School, Educational Institute or Experience
    • Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, or WWOOF’ing
    • Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
    • Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency
    • WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
    • Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Current Residence Types:
    • Single-family homes
    • Multi-family homes
    • Room(s) in a house or building
    • Tiny house
    • Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
    • Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses
    • Natural built structues
    • Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned Residence Types:
    • Room(s) in a house or building
    • Tiny house
    • Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
    • Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided:
    • Purchase
    • Rental
    • Work-exchange
  • Land Owned By: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Non-Member Residents: 2
  • Visitors Accepted: Yes
  • Open to New Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Democracy (majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial Sharing of Income
  • Open to Members with Existing Debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current Renewable Energy Generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy Sources: Solar
  • Planned Renewable Energy Generation: Almost All, aroud 90%
  • Current Food Produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned Food Produced: From 50-75%
  • Food Produced Locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities:
    • Garden(s)
    • Greenhouse(s)
    • Library
    • Workshop
    • Large Scale Kitchen
    • Tractor & Farm Equipment
    • Stage or Auditorium
    • Fire pit
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cellphone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared Meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practices:
    • Local
    • Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)
    • GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms)
    • Vegan (plants only, no animal products)
    • Mostly Vegan
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family, household, or individual