Living Roots EcoVillage is located on a beautiful 75 acre farm near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN. This historic farm has 3 barns, a bunkhouse, a community center, more than 10 springs (including a spring house), good fencing, good soil, a pond, forest, and beautiful rolling pastures. In just about 3 years on the new land, we have built three greenhouses, 6 cabins (including an earthen clay-slip, earth bag dome), an 1800 ft. deer fence, farm stand, outdoor kitchen, produce shed, U-Pick strawberry patch, building workshop, walk-in fridge, and earthen grow room. We are in the process of building more off-grid cabins (tiny home village), creating more gardens and orchards, digging a pond, and being creative in many other ways!
We are currently 16 people, lots of chickens, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, one dog, and two cats and are open to new members.
We have a strong vision of creating this off-the-grid farming community (all new structures are off-the-grid), supplying most of our food (already doing much of that), and being our own group of empowered healers (currently have weekly massage and yoga classes for all in the community).
We are looking for strong, independent people, who want to work together by sharing costs, sharing labor, and sharing friendship in this village atmosphere. We have the present need for the following people (amongst others):
Building Leader (Part time position - 8 - 26 hours/week depending on amount of work exchange)
Assistant Farm Manager (Full time stipend position - under direction of Farm Leader)
Maintenance (Part time position)
Admin (to help with Ecovillage Misc. Admin, Business, etc.)
Any balanced people who want to help create this village
We host monthly potlucks, operate a CSA and market farm, sell grass-fed beef, run both farming/healing arts and natural building apprenticeship programs and offer a variety of workshops
This website is designed to paint a picture of what we are in the process of creating. We hope that you enjoy this tour! If you are interested in becoming involved, please take a few moments to read these pages to see if you are a good fit for our community.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback. We look forward to meeting you!