We are 4 queer identified women residents, plus a family of three part time residents, living on 46 gorgeous, partly wooded acres near the scenic Rogue River north of Grants Pass/Ashland Oregon. We have a small organic garden for household consumption, some fruit trees, cob greenhouse and artists studios. We are artists, musicians, farmers, natural builders interested in sustainability, community, activism, permaculture and good times. We brew beer, and other fermented goodies, wildcraft blackberries, mushrooms, herbs and hazelnuts, and love to eat good food. Fair Warning: at Gypsy Café we work laugh drink smoke and carouse, play lots of music, and occasionally howl at the moon.
Our livestock consists of a flock of 13 chickens, primarily raised for eggs.
We produce and ship We'Moon from our home office. (www.wemoon.ws)
We host sunnytime volunteers and visitors during the months of June through September, and we are seeking new members. We encourage folks who may be interested in joining our ecovillage to visit during the sunny times of the year for an initial introductory stay of two weeks, after which longer stays can be negotiated. We ask all visitors to donate $25 per week to offset extra food casts, and for those who plan on staying for more than a day or two to participate in activities and work on the land for an average of 4 hours per day, fluctuating with the season and current activities.
We have 3 dogs and 4 cats on the land, and we ask visitors to leave their pets at home.
Projects we are involved in include plastering light-clay-straw pottery studio, finishing a small pond/greywater reclamation system, rebuilding the party deck, creating a cob oven, maybe an outdoor kitchen, building maintainance, gardening and landscaping, tree planting.
You can find up to date information and photos on Facebook by searching "Gypsycafe Oregon"
The Gypsy Café is a land-based intentional community committed to ecological and feminist values, with a mission to foster creative and artistic expression and land stewardship—permaculture principles, natural building, homesteading, sustainability—and to provide space for collaboration and skills sharing in these areas. The Gypsy Café is an inclusive and welcoming community, engaged in mutual respect, kindness and support, with open, honest communication. Our group decisions are made using consensus. We are committed to constant improvement and growth in all aspects of this mission.