Ewelina Bajda

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since Feb 10, 2014
Crawford, Colorado
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Hi Greame. Yes, it's an amazing place with a wonderful community. At this point we can only offer a land to build on with a septic to tie into, potable water nearby, no power (unless you tie into the grid on the road or your own solar). Thank you for your interest. Let me know if you have more questions.
9 months ago
The Wild Cooperative is a fairly new education and demonstration site and an intentional regenerative community in Western Colorado. In the spirit of biocentrism and collaboration, this site is offering creative space for workshops, activism, and community-building. Our vision is to be surrounded by energy efficient homes, perennial food forest gardens, healthy soils, clean reliable water and healthy air. Just as we design this resilient system on the ground we nurture similarly supportive social, economic, cultural, and educational guilds.
To learn more about us please go to https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com/about-us-2/

We offer three main ways to become a part of our community:

As a Member

Our new community member will resonate with our mission and vision statements. Ideally, for our forming community, they will be skilled natural builders with a wide range of maintenance and repair skills and be experienced in off grid living as well as a good communicator. That being said, a variety of skills and knowledge may be an asset to our community – we strive for diversity on many levels. When the whole community accepts the prospective member, they will agree to act in accordance to the covenants and the operating agreement by signing both documents. We have one homesite available for a $100,000 membership fee (plus any improvements that were made specifically to the site by the community, for example a septic system). The site offers many possibilities and the community is open to financing.
For more info please go to: https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com/becoming-a-member/

As a Caretaker/Homesteader

We are looking for a person, a couple, or a family to live year-round on-site to maintain many aspects of a community-owned off-grid homestead and education center; preferably, someone who resonates with our mission and vision statements and is interested in joining the community but is unable to meet the financial obligations. We want to set up a long term relationship and we foresee this ideal caretaker to receive reciprocal care from our community and be possibly offered a membership in the future.

Regular work hours are approximately 10 hours per week per adult caretaker in exchange for land to live on.

Sought out traits of an ideal caretaker:
- Reliable, Skilled, Passionate, and Flexible
- Willing and able to complete many tasks and work with little direct supervision
- Good communication and leadership skills
- Physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather

The responsibilities will include natural building, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, basic manual labor, etc. Caretakers must be able to safely operate a farm truck and other equipment including power and hand tools. This role will be most suited for an experienced off-gridder.
Depending on your skills and knowledge there are possibilities to teach workshops and lead interns in projects.

As an Intern

Internships at the Wild Cooperative are a great way to experience and learn how to increase your handprint and reduce your footprint on the Earth. Participants will learn off-grid rural life skills, enjoy a pace of life that is in tune with the natural rhythms of the seasons, engage in group planning and enrich self-directing practices.

Our internship season runs from May through October. We request a minimum of a 6 week commitment. Wholesome meals are shared by the community at least once a day. Tent camping accommodations are offered. The average week will include about 4 days of hands-on activities. Hours will fluctuate from week to week, averaging at 35.

Sought out traits of an ideal intern:
- Physically able bodied and Emotionally sound
- Self motivated, Interested in learning and leadership
- Good communication skills and Flexible
- Financially stable and Good references

We ask that people coming as interns pay $300 for the first month to cover their food and other costs (total $500 for 6 weeks). After the 6 weeks, with a mutual evaluation of your stay here, there is a possibility to remain longer and the Wild Cooperative would cover your costs for the remainder of your stay.

We are open to offering to cover food costs or possibly offer a small stipend to an experienced alternative energy/natural building specialist.

For more information about the Internship program at the Wild Cooperative please go to: https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com/as-an-intern/

To apply for caretaker/homesteader or internship positions, please email us and request an application form at: wildcooperative@hotmail.com
10 months ago
The Wild Cooperative is a fairly new education and demonstration site and an intentional regenerative community in Western Colorado. In the spirit of biocentrism and collaboration, this site is offering creative space for workshops, activism, and community-building. Our vision is to be surrounded by energy efficient homes, perennial food forest gardens, healthy soils, clean reliable water and healthy air. Just as we design this resilient system on the ground we nurture similarly supportive social, economic, cultural, and educational guilds.

Internships at the Wild Cooperative are a great way to experience and learn how to increase your handprint and reduce your footprint on the Earth. Participants will learn off-grid rural life skills, enjoy a pace of life that is in tune with the natural rhythms of the seasons, engage in group planning and enrich self-directing practices.

Our internship season runs from May through October. We request a minimum of a 6 week commitment. Wholesome meals are shared by the community at least once a day. Tent camping accommodations are offered. The average week will include about 4 days of hands-on activities. Hours will fluctuate from week to week, averaging at 35.

Sought out traits of an ideal intern:
- Physically able bodied and Emotionally sound
- Self motivated, Interested in learning and leadership
- Good communication skills and Flexible
- Financially stable and Good references

We ask that people coming as interns pay $300 for the first month to cover their food and other costs (total $500 for 6 weeks). After the 6 weeks, with a mutual evaluation of your stay here, there is a possibility to remain longer and the Wild Cooperative would cover your costs for the remainder of your stay.

We are open to offering to cover food costs or possibly offer a small stipend to an experienced alternative energy/natural building specialist.

For more information about the Internship program at the Wild Cooperative please go to: https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com/as-an-intern/
To learn more about us please go to https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com/about-us-2/
To apply, please email us and request an application form at: wildcooperative@hotmail.com
10 months ago
The Wild Cooperative is a fairly new education and demonstration site and an intentional regenerative community in Western Colorado. In the spirit of biocentrism and collaboration, this site is offering creative space for workshops, activism, and community-building. Our vision is to be surrounded by energy efficient homes, perennial food forest gardens, healthy soils, clean reliable water and healthy air. Just as we design this resilient system on the ground we nurture similarly supportive social, economic, cultural, and educational guilds.

We are looking for a person, a couple, or a family to live year-round on-site to maintain many aspects of a community-owned off-grid homestead and education center; preferably, someone who resonates with our mission and vision statements and is interested in joining the community but is unable to meet the financial obligations. We want to set up a long term relationship and we foresee this ideal caretaker to receive reciprocal care from our community and be possibly offered a membership in the future.

Regular work hours are approximately 10 hours per week per adult caretaker in exchange for land to live on.

Sought out traits of an ideal caretaker:
- Reliable, Skilled, Passionate, and Flexible
- Willing and able to complete many tasks and work with little direct supervision
- Good communication and leadership skills
- Physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather

The responsibilities will include natural building, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, basic manual labor, etc. Caretakers must be able to safely operate a farm truck and other equipment including power and hand tools. This role will be most suited for an experienced off-gridder.
Depending on your skills and knowledge there are possibilities to teach workshops and lead interns in projects.

To learn more about us please go to https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com/about-us-2/
To apply, please email us and request an application form at: wildcooperative@hotmail.com
10 months ago
An off grid rural ecologically-minded community in Western Colorado seeks an experienced farmer/caretaker for a community building, a forming community garden and a future food forest. The opportunity is long term and if we are a good fit the caretaker can become part of the community as a member with a space to build a small energy-efficient natural dwelling. Most food can be sourced from the garden and lets us approach self-sufficiency. We are looking at a self-directed hard working individual (or a couple) who have the skills and enthusiasm to design and create the most beautiful environment for all of us and the future generations to thrive in and inspire others. The community is taking care of 16 acres at 7,ooo ft elevation and is surrounded by pristine mountainous public land, yet it is close to the highest concentration of organic growers and progressive town of Paonia, CO.

We are looking for a long term 20-hour-per-week commitment with benefits of growing your own food while working and a primitive shelter with an access to an off-grid community house with a kitchen and a bathroom. There is a possibility of building your own natural shelter and becoming part of the community.


Please go to https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com for more information about the community and contact us wildcooperative@hotmail.com
2 years ago
"We don't need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation." Donella Meadows

The Wild Cooperative is a new rural community in Crawford, Colorado (near Paonia) and we're open to new members. We are eager to create a small unit of the new functioning society. We would love for you to join us. We are in a process of finalizing our legal documents so check our blog in the near future.

https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com
2 years ago
"We don't need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation." Donella Meadows

The Wild Cooperative is a new rural community in Crawford, Colorado (near Paonia) and we're open to new members. We are eager to create a small unit of the new functioning society. We would love for you to join us. We are in a process of finalizing our legal documents so check our blog in the near future.

https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com
2 years ago
Hi! Check out our blog (https://wildcooperative.wordpress.com) which was recently updated with pictures of all the progress. We are welcoming 2-3 diverse families to become a part of our egalitarian community to share knowledge, skills, love and creativity. There are at least three unrestricted building sites perfect for small natural passive solar energy designed homes. There are no building codes and we have very low property taxes in our county. We have strong water rights and two creeks on the property. We are surrounded by untouched wilderness area and are in a clean and protected watershed. We have mild seasons, great sun (250 sunny days) and soil for growing. The North Fork Valley has a regeneratively focused community with many local permaculture and biodynamic courses being offered. The many craftsmen, artists, performers and activists provide vast possibilities of rich cultured social life for kids and adults. Visitors and prospective members are welcome to visit. We are open to visitors but we ask them to consider our community and personal space and call ahead before coming. Contact us at wildcooperative@hotmail.com or nine seven O nine two one five 3 five 1.
3 years ago