If you think you want to live here, we prefer you visit first!
The Garden of Eden is a members only private club.
ALL visitors and potential inhabitants are required to complete the membership process before coming through our gate. Our short term AirBnB or Hipcamp guests may fill out Visitor's Agreements instead if they prefer.
Inhabiting The Garden of Eden
Many speak of dreams of living in a thriving, sustainable community based on love and freedom, but most do not have the land or other resources to actually make this happen.
At The Garden of Eden, we embrace and support this reality!
We are already living in community, doing what we love, supporting ourselves and each other sustainably, and LOVING THIS LIFE!
We currently have simple housing available for those who wish to be here now. We are also potentially willing to support the creation of more comfortable, inspired living structures for those who wish to participate in their building and commit to a responsible life here at The Garden. We have plenty of space and building materials to provide additional shelter for any new true family.
We expect roughly 50 hours a week of participation in return for room and board, plus all utilities, including Internet access and (most importantly!) community involvement.
There is already a family of individuals here ready to share, teach support and guide those who are ready to live at this level. Much more than you would be investing in us, we would really be investing in you.
We are also willing to work with those who wish to work outside jobs, contributing much less of their time here and more of their material resources under a "rent" type agreement, in which money or other goods or services of value are exchanged for membership in the community.
We have a multitude of opportunities for full-on participation here. One who wishes to work the land can invest his or her days in the garden; another can contribute to sustainable upgrades to the property. Another may wish to commit to keeping our indoor and outdoor space beautiful and providing upgrades, such as cleaning, painting, creating artwork, etc. Another can participate in our entrepreneurial expansion, for which an awesome infrastructure already exists and the right person can continue to facilitate, earning money while also supporting life here.
Our current projects are ideal for those interested in gardening, fashion, food, marketing, many types of computer work, video editing, and much, much more!
About Living at the Garden of Eden
Life at the Garden of Eden is very different from anywhere else in mainstream American culture, and perhaps from anywhere else in the world.
The unique culture embraced and embodied by this community is based on strong values and an unwavering dedication to upholding and living out those values on a daily basis.
To live here is to be consciously and deliberately dedicated to conscious evolution and to serving the shared purpose for which this community exists- creating and sharing a truly sustainable community.
Potential Eden Inhabitant Checklist
You should consider moving to The Garden of Eden to live ONLY
if all of the following points are TRUE about YOU:
You are serious about sustainability - it is important to you and you get why it should be important to everyone.
You want to get up every day and work on the projects that serve and support this community and its goals, and you are excited about making your special contribution. You are not only willing but enthusiastic about applying the bulk of your energy and attention toward supporting The Garden of Eden as a haven of sustainable conscious community. You are dedicated and steadfast in your desire to make an impact each day and do your best.
You are ready and willing to be real with yourself and with the other members of this community about what is real and true for you, from your perspective, and what others see as real and true about you from their perspective. (Does not mean agree, just be real!) This could entail confrontation, which you agree to step up to if that is what it means to be real.
You are ready and willing to evolve by acknowledging where there is room for upgrade. This could entail recognizing and admitting faults or mistakes, to yourself and even in witness of other people. This will require great courage to be this vulnerable, and you are ready to go there, responsibly and with great hope for your own growth.
You recognize that living in community requires a higher degree of vulnerability because to be real, you must be real in front of more people. You are ready and willing to at least try to be that real and vulnerable with this community.
You agree to seek help if you encounter a problem and do not promptly align with a solution. This applies both to practical and personal matters.
You are ready to give up whining, wallowing, complaining, blaming, making excuses and other unproductive responses to stress.
You are ready and willing to accept responsibility for all of your feelings and experiences as your own creation. Repeat: you accept responsibility for your complete experience and your entire existence. This means you accept responsibility for everything you are a part of, deeply within your own being, and thereby simultaneously release blame on others and empower yourself to shift to a higher vibration. Obviously this is very deep and entails many levels of beingness and conscious awareness, and you only are where you are - yet evolution must be taking place.
You have read everything on this website, paying careful attention to this section in particular, and you are still excited about the possibility of living at this level of being.
How to Apply to Live at The Garden of Eden
There are 2 elements to this: Membership & Inhabitance.
Next are the 5 easy steps to apply for inhabitance!
Complete one online application for each individual who wants to live here.
#2 Fulfill the non-refundable $44 Inhabitance Application Donation online here.
#3 Have a phone, Skype, or in-person interview with Quinn.
He will contact you once all membership steps, Inhabitance Application, and Inhabitance Donation are complete. You may be asked to spend a trial period at The GOE to get a real feel for the people & place.
Access the Inhabitance Agreement here. This document can be downloaded, printed, signed, and notarized. Many banks offer notary services for free.
#5 Fulfill your non-refundable $333 Inhabitance Donation (plus pet donation, if applicable) online here
Can be done either online or in person when you relocate to The GOE, per your arrangements with Quinn.
About Living in This
Conscious Sustainable Community
For anyone interested in living at The Garden of Eden, here are a few things to consider and keep in mind about our unique culture before taking the plunge:
There are several aspects of our way of life that are very different from what most everyone is accustomed to. Some of these aspects are relatively superficial or material differences, yet they can make a big impact on the experience one has here.
Other aspects of our culture go right to the core of each individual's heart and soul, to the very fiber of their being. The superficial aspects can take some getting used to.
The deeper aspects must be consciously and thoroughly embraced in order to be integrated into one's true being, and in order for that individual to truly integrate into this community.
Our experience has been that the immaterial, personal and interpersonal aspects of our culture offer the greatest challenges to prospective inhabitants.
Those who have what it takes to remain here are truly exceptional human beings whom we are honored to have as a part of this family.