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The Hundredfold Farm Cohousing Community cordially invites you to spend a weekend with us. If you have ever envisioned living in an intentional community but weren’t quite sure if such a life was right for you, here is a chance to “join” and test drive a cohousing community for a weekend. Other than the cost of your travel to our farm, it will not cost you a cent. This weekend is on us.

Our intent is to create an opportunity for interested people to experience a “weekend in the life” of Hundredfold Farm. While the schedule of activities is compressed into a couple of days, each activity is a sampling of the type of work and play that are a part of life in our community. As a member of Hundredfold Farm for the weekend we hope you will partake in all the scheduled activities but we also want you to feel welcome to pick and choose which activity to participate in depending on your interests and abilities.

Participation in this “weekend in the life” event is by invitation only and a reservation is required. We are intentionally limiting the number of participants to ensure that all of our guests have an intimate experience and do not get lost in a crowd. Most importantly, we want all of our guests to feel at home at Hundredfold Farm.

If you have questions or would like to make a reservation for this special weekend, please call Bill at 717-321-0004 or email info@hundredfoldfarm.org.

Friday, May 4, 2018
6pm + Early Arrivals
Limited overnight accommodations for early arrivals. Dinner on your own.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
9a to 10a Welcome & Orientation
Introductions. Overview of weekend schedule. Determine what guests wish to accomplish. Sign-up for activities and meals.

10a to 12p Work Party
Our Buildings & Grounds Committee will be directing hands-on activities around the farm. These may include painting, cleaning, field work, etc. Please bring work clothes and gloves. Optional activities will be available for those unable to participate in the work party.

12p to 1p Lunch
Provided by Hundredfold Farm. Guests asked to help with setup and cleanup.

1p to 3p Free Time
Time to be still or wander. During this time many of our 10 solar homes will be open for exploring, as will be our wetland-based wastewater treatment facility.

3p to 4p Committee Meeting
Community Committee facilitated discussion.

4p to 5p Cohousing History
Presentation on the history of cohousing in the US, and the history of Hundredfold Farm.

5p to 6p Happy Hour / Q & A
Time to wind down prior to dinner. Drinks and snacks are on us. This is a good time for checking-in and conversation.

6p to 8p Dinner
Provided by Hundredfold Farm. Guests asked to help with setup and cleanup.

8p to ? Free Time
Activity ideas include: community movie, campfire, stargazing, night on the town, or just hanging out and digesting dinner. Everything is optional.

Overnighters Sleepover Room for 8 to 10 guests in our private homes and our common house. Camping allowed.

Sunday, May 6, 2018
7a to 9a Breakfast
Provided by Hundredfold Farm. Guests asked to help with setup and cleanup.

9a to 11a Debriefing
Check in with guests to see how the weekend went. What could we do better? Answer final questions. Discuss options for further community exploration.

11a + Walk/Departure
Optional property walk. Optional church w/ Hundredfold folk. Hugs. Guests depart.

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What is the Hundredfold Farm Cohousing Community?

Hundredfold Farm is an intentional community that offers an alternative to other housing options that tend to alienate and isolate their residents. The cohousing model we use is characterized by private dwellings, clustered housing, pedestrian friendly design, extensive common facilities, and collective decision-making. Additionally, cohousing communities are generally funded, designed and managed by their residents.

Interest in cohousing has surged in recent years, a trend driven by baby boomers seeking a downsized, community-oriented and environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Cohousing is also gaining traction among millennials as they search for a better way to raise their children. With more than 165 established (and 140 forming) cohousing communities nationwide, cohousing is gaining national recognition as an innovative and sustainable answer to today’s environmental and social problems.

Some of Hundredfold Farm’s goals include:
• To function together in a rich, supportive manner so that everyone will flourish.
• To provide an alternative to the loneliness which pervades our individualistic society.
• To own and manage the common land jointly, while owning our own private homes.
• To cluster the homes in order to reduce the impact on open space and agricultural land.
• To maintain a large community garden.
• To produce a significant amount of our own wholesome and healthy food using sustainable practices.
• To be a community of tolerance, open to everyone regardless of age, income, ethnicity, sexuality or family situation.

Additional information about Hundredfold Farm can be found at: www.hundredfoldfarm.org
Additional information about the national cohousing movement can be found at: www.cohousing.org

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Home Sites For Sale

Hundredfold Farm still has a few ready-to-build home sites available for new community members. All sites have unobstructed southern exposures to maximize solar applications. Water, sewer, electric, natural gas, and telephone are available at each site. We can offer suggested home plans for each site, or we’d happily work with you to develop a custom home plan that meets your specific needs. Pricing for building sites range from $65,000 to $75,000. We are open to discussing creative and/or internal financing for building site purchases. Your new energy efficient home in Pennsylvania’s first cohousing community is within your reach. Call 717-321-0004 to find out more about how you can make Hundredfold Farm part of your life.

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