Hello, We are looking to start a eco intentional income sharing community. Similar to twin oaks community in Louisa County, Virginia (you can find info on Google or youtube). We are looking for 11 to 16 people or families to get started. We would like you to join us in investing in a property and starting a family based income sharing community Farm. Unless someone who is interested in the idea and wants to donate there land to the community. We are a Vegan family, and we are looking for people who eat a plant based diet. That is the main difference between what we would like to do. We want to have a plant based community. And Twin Oaks believes everyone can choose what they want to do. I also believe in that, that's why I'm looking for people that are already eating plant based. So I don't have to try to change anyone's mind or belief's. join us in investing in a property and starting a family based community. We want to practice permaculture on the Farm. We are wanting to get 60 or more acres of land to get started. Once we have the land It will open the doors to many ways of making money. I'll name some of the things we could make money with. Fruit from farm, vacation huts/ B&B, tree nursery, restaurant, smoothie shack, edible landscaping, tour guide, and I'm sure there is more we can think of if we put our heads together. I would even like to eventually have a small wild animal rescue. When we first get started it might be a little tuff if we just buy raw land. But if we all work together we can make alot happen and fast. Some of you might have more money to invest then others. And you will probably have your house built before you move to the land and that's cool. And some of us might not have the money to build right away. And have to live in a tent or yurt to get started. And that's is also okay as well. I think we should all help eachother out with building our homes as well. Plus I think we should be building with natural products on land that we buy. Like cob, straw bale home, bamboo, rammed earth, ect. I want to get lumber bamboo planted as soon as we move on land. Because I had the idea that we could build some tiny hut homes. From the bamboo we plant all around andthe Farm.
We are not trying to be like most of these income sharing community's. As we are big on family, with that being said we don't think it is right to tell people when and how many children you can have. I feel if it came to that point. We can just buy more land so our community can expand. I'm interested in the dominical/ San Isidro area. Or I also like Puerto Viejo, on the Carribean side of the country. We are wanting to try and make this happen by October of 2019. So if you are interested. Please respond by email and we can discuss it in further detail. Thanks for your time, Pura Vida
hello again, I forgot to mention a few things. I plan on keeping everyone updated as often as I can. Also I will keep this posting updated as things change. And as people join the community to make this happen.
I want to talk more about the community idea. I think each family should have there own home. I have been in a few different community situations already. Nothing like how I want ours to be as far as income sharing. But I found that people get along alot better when they have there own living courters. To exscape to at the end of the day. And that's why I think it is a good idea for everyone to help and contribute in helping our community members build there eco friendly homes. We can also have a co-housing building for new members or visitors. Plus we want to talk more about what we mean by Income Sharing. We want to create a community of people and families. Who all share there income with each other. Like if we start a buisness we all share the income from it. Or maybe someone who joins the community already has a buisness. He or she should share the income from it with the community. You don't have to share your buisness you already started if you don't want to. I was thinking most of the income sharing would come from the business we start together as a community. After we get the first members who will help to purchase the land. When we are ready to except new members they won't be required to invest money to be apart of the community. We will only ask that they donate what ever money or vehicles they own. And they will get it back if they decide to depart. That's how most of the income sharing communities work. We want all of our community members to contribute and help out with the different jobs. And work a certain amount of hours each week. So hopefully we can all work on stuff we are interested in. Maybe we might have to do some things we don't want to do at first when we are getting started. But as are community grows and expands. We can do more of the things we really want to do in life. The idea of sharing income with a community might sound a little strange and weird at first. To people who have never heard of it. But it's been around many years now. And it is growing year to year. But if you really think about it as a group. we can accomplish more and make more money in which we can all benefit from it. There is a website that helps community's get started (http://www.thefec.org/systems-and-structures/tag/income-sharing/). Or
https://www.ic.org/the-fellowship-for-intentional-community/ or https://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/noticeboards/properties We don't have to follow everything they do but it can give us a good start. also we think we should have a community kitchen where we all can hang out and eat as a community. Plus we will all be equal there will be no one person who decides everything. When we can't find a agreement on something we will have a vote on it. If there is any questions you might have please feel free to write us a email. For people who are interested. Please respond by email and we can discuss it in further detail. Pura Vida
Here are some pics of my family and I. Figured it would be a good idea to post some pictures of us. We also have one baby coming as well. By the time we move to Costa Rica are baby will have been born. If you have any questions about us or the community we are trying to organize. Please feel free to post on here or send a private message. Or we can keep in touch through email. Pura Vida