Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

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Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Rutledge, MO
Founded: 
1993
app. 50 members
Released: 
November 29, 2016

Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage, sustainability demonstration project, and robust and growing intentional community in rural northeast Missouri.

At Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (DR), we understand how difficult it can be to live sustainably and responsibly within modern US culture. We believe that we can work to build a healthy alternative: a social structure that is both non-exploitative and vibrant. As our village grows, we see this ideal take shape more clearly every day: a diverse range of people living ecologically sound lives in a community that truly serves as an example of positive human action within the natural world.

In 1997 the DR Land Trust (DRLT) purchased 280 acres in the rolling hills of northeastern Missouri. We are now deep into pioneering—constructing buildings while continuing to plan and develop community structure. There is an ever-increasing emphasis on internal economy, which includes bartering and an internal currency. Eventually, we see 500 to 1,000 people living in our village, with businesses and homes surrounding the town center.

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I loved it! It made me think about the way we live. Now that I see the second episode, I start seeing a much larger picture in the world of intentional communities, and recognize the value of your work. It's not only interesting and beautiful with stunning visuals as was the first episode, but you are giving these communities a way to "see" each other! I don't know if it was by design, or it just happened, but it is far-reaching for sure. Perhaps one community will adopt something that they saw in one of your episodes of another community! So much to learn! Congratulations! It really makes me want to go visit. I can't wait for the next episode.
R.M. Beltran Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:14am