Dancing Rabbit Correspondence September 9, 2012

The desk where I write is next to an upstairs window in our house. At various times I can hear kids laughing and playing (anything from basketball to squealing as they ride their bikes up and down Main Street), the muted conversation and gentle laughter of neighbors interacting, the wind through the leaves, barking dogs, and the blues band practicing across the road at La Casa. Today, however, is so gorgeous and breezy that I decided to leave my desk take a walk around the village to do some "live" reporting.read more >

One Day in the Life of a Rabbit – September 4, 2012

There are a couple of great opportunities to visit us soon. One is an Open House this Saturday the 8th, which is open to all and is a chance for our neighbors to come out and see what we're doing out here. The village changes every year, so come see how much we've grown! The other gathering coming up is the 15th anniversary party starting on October 5 with a benefit auction and reunion festivities. Read on to hear more about both of those. I'm feeling a little pressed for time writing this because my life is so full of…read more >

Creative Progress

Hammers, chisels, and saws, oh my! Every time I step outside, the sound of a growing village greets me in the form of a nail rhythmically joining wood, or a hand-saw cutting through the umpteenth 2x4 of the day. Despite it being 98 degrees this week, the pressure of the end of this year's building season is heavy in the air. With the lack of 4-season housing being the most significant factor in limiting the growth of our population here, witnessing this incredible motivation driving gutsy residents and members is something to behold. Hassan, one of our new residents, is…read more >

Top 5 Reasons My Family Moved to an Ecovillage

Picture this: Packing up the U-Haul. Saying good-bye to friends in Boulder, CO. Starting down 800 miles of highway and a few dirt roads. My two daughters sitting beside me on the bench seat. We’re heading to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Many people have asked me why I would change our lives so radically. Here I’ll give you a few good reasons why we changed nearly everything. Top 5 Reasons My Family Moved to an Ecovillage Smaller environmental footprint. At Dancing Rabbit we share many things that most households in the rest of America own separately. I am part of shower…read more >

It’s Dry, So Dry: July 24, 2012

With high temperatures hanging around 100 again at the moment, and much of my life and work based outdoors, I am finding acceptance within me: discomfort is transitory. I can always take comfort from the trees that stay green around us, despite baking in the heat day after day with extended periods of no rain. Like a tree with deep roots to find the moisture below, I have now been here long enough to remember previous hot, dry spells. We survived those. Wetter, cooler times return sooner or later; meanwhile there is still plenty of work to be done. Ted…read more >

RSVP – Dancing Rabbit’s 15th Anniversary and Reunion Ocober 5-7

If you have lived, worked, played or stayed at Dancing Rabbit before for any length of time, you are invited to our 15th Anniversary Land Day Celebration, October 5-7, 2012. Now is the time to RSVP at reunion.dancingrabbit.org and let us know if you will be joining us. We’ll be celebrating 15 years of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage history with storytelling, music, dance, food, fun, and reconnection with Rabbits new and old. Join us as we enjoy potlucks, photos, dance parties, campfires, talent (or no-talent) shows, and much more, including burning the last two of our original mortgages! Please RSVP now…read more >