For over a decade we worked to build a prototype Suburban Homestead Organic (GMO free) Food Forest in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (in the Mohave Desert) using Veganic Gardening and Permaculture Principles. We worked to grow plants traditionally found in the Holy Land and Garden of Eden (Pistachios, Figs, Dates, Pomegranates, Olives, Citrus, Jujubes, Carob, Mulberry and more). On Winter Solstice of 2012 (12-21-12) we launched our WholeWAY Home concept. We hosted kindred spirits from all over who wished to stay in a place that supported health and sobriety. You could call it a compound or commune or community, but we just called it our “home,” where we rented rooms out to future friends. In addition, we traveled and taught about Essene Biogenic Living, Raw Food Vegetarianism, benefits of Raw Cacao, Fermentation, How to Kiss Addiction Goodbye, and Spiritual Evolution.
Now we are redefining The Way of our Sanctuary. We have visited and been inspired by Rabbi Dr. Gabriel Cousens at Tree of Life, Brother Day at the Essene Monastery in Oregon, visited with the Enchanted Gardener in San Diego, along with following the writings of Edmond Bordeaux Székely, and other communal spaces to experience what works best. With some lessons learned, we have left the Desert and arrived in the Promised Land of Texas.
We acquired five and a half acres of land one hour West of Austin. The area is known as the Texas Wine Trail, between the quaint and historically significant towns of Johnson City and Fredericksburg. The land has potable well-water, traditional electricity and a year round spring fed creek. Due to the proximity with the creek, we will be looking at alternative treatment of human waste. And there are ample opportunities for alternative energy: wind-solar-geothermal-hydro.
Our complete community principles and mission statement may be found on our website.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 2
- Not currently open to new members, but might be in the future
- Rarely open to visitors
All potential community members must be committed to a vegetarian natural lifestyle and be working towards sobriety as well as financial autonomy. We invite you to reach out to us on our Facebook page or send us a note here or through IC.org We also invite to you come to our Sunday Salon at the Burnet Schoolhouse (or some other mutual public event in the area - like the Austin Organic Gardeners monthly gathering) in order to get to know each other better.
Next, we might discuss what your vision is for your immediate and longer term future. We are open to many different scenarios, from room rental, camping options, to building something out in a kind of live-work exchange.
A background check and credit report may be required.