Welcome to the Laytonville Ecovillage!

We hope this site is inspirational to you on your journey of creating a sustainable lifestyle. We invite you to join us as friends, collaborators, and co-creators of an emerging ecovillage.

Learn more about the Laytonville Ecovillage

Dan Antonioli will be giving a presentation on the Laytonville Ecovillage on April 26th, 10:00am–2:00pm, at the 611 Ecovillage in Oakland. The focus will be for prospective buyers and people who would like to participate in extended work-trade. For more information and to RSVP contact EBCOHO Meetup.com. If you’re not a Meetup member and don’t want to join you can RSVP at EventBrite.

Laytonville Ecovillage 2015 Work Trade Opportunities

Be sure to read through the work-trade description carefully. Note that we check references and for 2015 will require a minimum one-month stay.

The following description covers the basics for work trade responsibilities, expectations, and accommodations:

Work trade involves ten hours of work a week in exchange for living on ten acres of beautiful Mendocino County land and participating in weekend workshops on sustainability. We have an awesome eight-person community, community garden, chickens, outdoor solar shower, large outdoor kitchen, and are walking distance to town.

Work trade tasks include the following:

  • General cleaning and organizing
  • Making supply runs to town
  • Brush clearing and trail maintenance
  • Maintaining campgrounds
  • Assisting with various construction projects
  • Mowing, watering, and tending to lawn, landscapes & gardens
  • Refining composting toilets, grey water, and hand-washing stations
  • Making dump/recycling runs
  • Orienting in-coming students
  • Answering and directing phone calls for the Laytonville Ecovillage
  • Assorted tasks as needed

Most tasks are light impact. You will not be expected to exceed your physical limits and be exposed to poison oak if you’re highly sensitive. There is a lot of poison oak on the land so if you’re highly sensitive please note this in your application. If you have any particular skills and talents to offer as part of your work trade please let us know. We’d love it if someone could build a chicken tractor this year!

Accommodations include use of outdoor kitchen, solar shower, common areas, use of Wi-Fi. Sleeping accommodations are currently limited to tent camping. We can provide you with a comfortable tent if you don’t have one. You’re welcome to bring a trailer or RV.

For more information, email Dan at laytonville.ecovillage@gmail.com for an application and to arrange a visit, or call: 707-984-6536.