Sage Valley will be home for a small community of residents. These residents will live on the property, operate the farm, gardens, and maintain the grounds to support the nature school, prepare for events, and other programs.
Options would include tent camping, RV camping, tiny house on trailers, ecovillage-owned little cabins/tiny houses, or bunk space in a community house.Residency Proces
There will be opportunities for temporary stays/visits
All long term residents must have already spent time at Sage Valley in a temporary capacity
An application process will required for long term residency requests. As part of this process, a unanimous “yes,” vote must be obtained from all long term villagers before accepting and new residents.
Opportunities for work exchange
On a need basis this will be available, especially for those with farm or building/maintenance experience.
We will have a one-room school house and a homeschool co-op with a Waldorf based approach. We encourage homeschooling or unschooling, but there are public schools in the area as well as some private schools.
The existing farmhouse and barn already have utilities tied to the grid, but our other temporary housing and long term villager housing will all be off the grid. Options for energy sources can vary depending on each villager’s preference, but we expect to see a lot of passive solar, wood stoves, solar panels, solar ovens, etc utilized. We have a goal to move the grid-tied buildings to solar or alternative power sources as much as possible. They already use woodstoves for heating.
All villagers will be required to attend a weekly meeting to discuss the community concerns, decision making, and current topics.