Do you want to discover the magic of living IN COMMUNITY?

Request an application before programs fill up so you can join our community for a sustainable living immersion!

Do you want to see if Dancing Rabbit is your next home?

Do you want to build skills and experience in intentional community and ecological living?

Do you want to spend time away from mainstream culture in a radically-hopeful environment?


2024 Program Schedule

(2-Week, 1-Week, and Weekend options available)

  • September 8 – 22, 2024
  • October 13 – 27, 2024


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What is the Visitor Program like?

  • Spend up to two weeks diving into sustainable living with 8 – 15 other people in your Visitor Session.
  • Immerse yourself in informative and hands-on workshops where you learn about life at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.
  • Learn the ways we are changing our lives to live sustainably and how you can too.
  • Create community with us by helping out with various tasks like natural building projects, organic & permaculture gardening & farming, food processing, cooking, and other daily activities.
  • Delight in the amazing connections you’ll make during your time here simply by sharing work with us!
  • Spend time on our 280 acres, walking trails, and in our swimming pond!
  • Become an insider and join us while we have fun, relax, hang out, play sports, and sometimes have parties, game nights, or talent shows. If you play an instrument or sing, you might find an enthusiastic and participatory audience!

Located in Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, nestled in the rolling hills of Northeast Missouri, is one of the most well-known and successful ecovillages in the United States, and one of the few in the Midwest. Founded in 1997, DR is home to many excellent examples of sustainable eco-living. Plus the stars at night are amazing. You can check out the rest of our website to learn more about our ecovillage.

What Past Visitors Have to Say

What do past visitors have to say?

When I came to Dancing Rabbit, I had hoped to see how an off-grid community lived. What I found in the one week immersive through the Dancing Rabbit Visitor Program was how an intentional community thrived. The program explores many key topics from permaculture and natural building materials, to nonviolent communication and conflict resolution, as well as inviting us to evaluate inner sustainability with the same value as physical, environmental sustainability.

I highly recommend the DR Visitor Program as it helped me to review my commitment to live a sustainable life and address areas where I can improve, while cultivating my "inner soil" so that I may continue giving and thriving in my home community.

Wishing you each joy and peace, Cindy
Cindy Goodnetter
I had a great time at Dancing Rabbit. I really loved how much they’re walking the talk, and how a diversity of goals and principles are represented. I think you’d enjoy seeing their buildings, the huge diversity of architecture and the methods involved in building. I think you’d be surprised how comfortable you are there- they have a lot of really good milk and I found life there fairly comfortable.
Chris McElroy
I feel that I got so much more out of my visit than I expected. The workshops were very professionally run and the info shared was useful for all lifestyles. The value of the whole experience, shelter, food, workshops, and entertainment was off the charts! It was so worth my time and money.
Carol Mellema
I will miss the constant sense of together-ness and centrality, the feeling that comes from sharing physical space as well as the offerings of the day. Alas, the vibrancy of energy that is created with so many people in conversation and mutual trust is irreplaceable. I realize what we as a collective have lost, in separating families from friends, setting ourselves apart, living in tiny worlds. It is good to know that we can find a way to become mutually interdependent and sufficient again.
Ella Boyd Brocker