Connection Within and Without: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Connection Within and Without: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Dancing Rabbit is a very busy place. There is work and there is play, a plenitude of regular weekly events on the calendar, as well as numerous spontaneous or seasonal occasions. Then there are the people you would love to stop and chat with on the path or in the hall, the glimmers of natural beauty to stop and take in around every corner, that distant laughter you hear and are curious to investigate, as well as maintaining quality connection with partners, kids, cooking co-op mates, distant family, and WOW! This introvert is spent! As a new resident and a…read more >
Singing Rabbit 2018 – Registration Now Open!

Singing Rabbit 2018 – Registration Now Open!

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is happy to announce that registration for Singing Rabbit 2018 is now open! Singing Rabbit is a 4-day community singing event in Northeast Missouri that celebrates our voices, friendships, and community. Singing Rabbit will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 3 (Friday afternoon - Monday afternoon). We'll open our doors and our voices to welcome old friends and new friends to join us for community singing. Whether you think of yourself as a “singer” or not, whether you’re confident about your vocal abilities or not—if you'd love to sing with others in an eco-community…read more >
It’s almost time! Are you in?

It’s almost time! Are you in?

Spring has arrived, and soon our first visitors of the season will too. We hope you’ll be among them! As the frog songs and bird chirps delightfully begin to fill the air here in the rolling hills of northeast Missouri, excitement over meeting new visitors and potential community mates is budding in the village. Activity is on the rise as we anticipate your arrival, including spring cleaning and planning where to put the new solar farm. There are only two weeks left before the first session of our 2018 Sustainable Living Visitor Program starts, so if you want to be…read more >
It Could Hold Two Rhinos!

It Could Hold Two Rhinos!

Thomas here, with a wee-little update about a project you can come be part of. This June we’ll be timber-framing a very stout barn on a site overlooking the beauty of the Long Branch Creek and some of the best sunsets this world has to offer. In hopes that you’ll realize how incredibly fun and educational this will all be, I’d like to share more details about the design of the structure itself and our plans for hosting an awesome workshop experience. Sorry if there is too much timber frame jargon… it’s all simple, sensible stuff really. The “work” of the workshop…read more >
Timber Framing a Real Deal Barn: Join Us?

Timber Framing a Real Deal Barn: Join Us?

Sustainable growth and building a life without debt are two things that are important to me. This is Mae, and my family and I are embarking on our sixth year here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Along the way we've embraced the permaculture principle of small and slow solutions, spending more time focusing on design than getting everything done at once. It's more affordable that way, too. So we've gradually grown our flock of chickens, the goat herd, and our physical infrastructure. For example, to build our first shelter for the animals, we started with a $200 load of materials that…read more >
Starting a New Chapter: My Dancing Rabbit Visit

Starting a New Chapter: My Dancing Rabbit Visit

by Ryan Morris It has been eight months since my Dancing Rabbit (DR) visitor session, and every step since then has been a step back toward DR. I still remember walking up the main path into the village and seeing Javi on the swing in front of the common house, with a big smile on his face. That day was spent meeting other visitors and the few Rabbits who had time in their hectic summer schedules to mingle with the new crop of visitors. Life in intentional community is busy. No, you don’t need a TV, as there is always…read more >
Bittersweet Winter: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Bittersweet Winter: A Dancing Rabbit Update

I don't think I've ever checked thermometers so religiously in my life. As a native Coloradoan I'm no stranger to the cold and snow, but this is my first winter at Dancing Rabbit and staying warm is a little more complicated than cranking up the thermostat. This is Cameron, one of the newest residents here, I just arrived at the beginning of December. I'm not sure I would recommend moving here in the winter, but it's been a remarkably soft landing for me. I'm living in a cozy strawbale house with an attached greenhouse and beautiful interior woodwork. My neighbor…read more >
Joy and Snow: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Joy and Snow: A Dancing Rabbit Update

This is the time of year for reflection: How was 2017? Did I accomplish all that I hoped to this year? What goals do I have for the coming year? How can I improve in 2018? Each year, like clockwork, these questions arise from within me and help me continue to strive for more meaning, peace, and connection in my life. Melany here, writing while bundled up in many layers, very different from the last time you heard from me. The unseasonably warm 60 degree days have turned into the harsh reality of -15 degrees, or -30 when accounting for…read more >