Community Living Program
Intentional Community Living.
Our program offers the opportunity for young adults and adults to come learn, first hand, community living skills such as Conscious communication, chore sharing, cooperative decision making, conflict resolution skills, Holocratic management using the 8 Shields model, and more.
The ReTribe Community often engages in healing practices such as Breathwork, small groups, yoga and more. Program participants are offered regular opportunities for personal growth and healing within the community as well as the opportunity to participate in workshops that are open to the wider ReTribe community.
Join us in creating a beautiful homestead using permaculture principles. We have two large gardens and many fruit trees going now and continue to nurture the land more and more! There is space for the Community Living Program participants to experiment and learn as they grow their own gardens and opportunities to learn permaculture and garden principles as you work alongside ReTribe founder, John Hunt, as he tends the gardens and land.
Many participants choose to take time to work on a personal project, such as writing, nature crafting, academic study, etc. The quiet but supportive atmosphere of ReTribe Community is the perfect place to focus on your own creations.
ReTribe has 10 years of experience in communal healthy cooking. Using produce from our gardens, and locally sourced ingredients, we create an amazing array of food choices. Learn basic nutrition, food purchasing, commercial kitchen management, and how to cook beautiful nourishing food.
Our 80 acres of land, with pond and stream, is the perfect place to learn wilderness skills. From tracking, to basket making, to friction fire-making, learn the skills you need to live off the land. Participants can use our land to do wilderness solos, as well as cross country skiing, or hiking on the Long Trail. Workshop opportunities in tracking, fire-making, crafting and other wilderness skills are offered throughout the year based on the seasons.
While ReTribe teaches no specific religion or spiritual tradition, we do bring an eclectic mix of spiritual practices from Mindfulness meditation, to yoga and kirtan, to Integral studies. Join the community in meditation practice, drum circles, sanskrit chanting and asana practice and more.
Connect with other like-minded adults and feel the sense of belonging and love that comes with living in community. We gather frequently to share food, have movie nights with our big projector, drum and sing by the campfire, celebrate birthdays and holidays together and enjoy the beautiful land.
When we meet our own basic needs of good food, shelter, connection, belonging and learning, our higher level needs, such as the need for contribution, become salient. ReTribe offers a vibrant channel to give your gifts to others in service and help to uplift our world.
“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
This program has rolling admissions, and requires an interview process after applying.
We are currently full but please feel free to apply and we will keep your application and let you know when any space opens up.
The Common House
This 6,908 sq ft barn is set up with a large dining hall, commercial kitchen and bathrooms. ReTribe Community Living participants have their own cupboards and fridge space, but will use the stove, etc. in the commercial kitchen. The top floor of the barn houses community program participants as well as our ReTribe hostel, craft room and library.
The Common House has 11 rooms. The rooms are spacious with closet space. Each floor (with 5/6 rooms) has a communal bathroom with 2 toilets, 2 showers, and 3 sinks. The lounge and porch provide a cozy hangout space to connect with your friends.
Hey there lovely ReTribe people!
I love getting your email newsletters, I have such fond memories of the winter I spent with you all. Your sacred land lives in my heart. Many blessings for the continued unfoldment of your amazing endeavor!