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Sustainable Community Living
Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage and intentional community of about 70 people set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle.
About our vision and dream
Learn About Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Dancing Rabbit is not a completed ecovillage – it’s very much a work in progress. While in this pioneering stage, our lives are dynamic, often busy, and interesting. Daily life is different for each person who lives here, so it isn’t always easy to generalize about life at DR. We’ve tried to include a lot of detail on our website about what it’s like here and how that ties into sustainability. From the everyday needs of food and shelter to the more complex questions of culture and social change, we’ve tried to at least touch on the major points of our young ecovillage.
About life at Dancing Rabbit
Green Community Building in Progress
The new community building at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage will set a new standard for ecological building. This 8700-square-foot passive-solar strawbale building will be certified LEED Platinum as well as meet the strict standards of the Living Building Challenge. This exciting project is essential in Dancing Rabbit achieving its vision of a 500-person pedestrian-scale village dedicated to sustainable living. Read more on the new community building’s own website.
Want To Live At Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage?
We’re excited to have new members join Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage and are interested in individuals or communities who want to create a sustainable culture. Here, you can have the experience of building your own home from the ground up in the company of other progressive individuals supporting each other in living an ecological life.
About visiting and joining
The Milkweed Mercantile – No Inn Vacancy in 2013
After three seasons of hosting visitors and guests at the inn, the Milkweed Mercantile is instead providing short-term housing for members of Dancing Rabbit. As a result, there are no rooms available for visitors/guests in 2013.
The good news is that the Mercantile’s Cafe, Store and Bar are open! Every Thursday is Pizza Night (featuring mozzarella and feta cheese made here at Dancing Rabbit), and every weekend from May through October the Mercantile serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores all welcomed and respected. We also offer Hands-on Canning Workshops. Please call 660-883-5522 with any questions.
Watch Dancing Rabbit TV
See what goes on at Dancing Rabbit and learn building techniques at our video web blog. About DRTV (on our March Hare blog)
Work Exchange Opportunities
Would you like to get hands-on experience in sustainability? DR members regularly have work exchange opportunities available on a variety of projects in natural building, organic gardening, and other sustainable living skills. About Work Exchanges