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Welcome to the
~ Virtual Self-Guided Tour ~

 

How It Works:
 

1. Read through the website, especially the "FAQs" page; the "More About Our Vision" page, the "More About Membership" page and the "More About Decision Making" page.

2. Carefully read through all the information on this page  
and watch the videos below.

3. If, after taking in all the info, you're still interested in becoming a candidate as a prospective member, a
ttend our "Virtual Tea Party" and/or an in-person Tour.  

Here you'll get to meet some of the current residents and the landowner,

and you'll have a chance to ask any questions that you may have.

For in-person group Tours, you'll walk the land and see the buildings, cabins and trails.  

Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early as tours start right on time, and once we begin it will be hard to find us.  The live tour and question/comment period will last for about three hours. 

 

 4. Download and fill out the "Preliminary Application" form and send it in, along with any other information about yourself that you'd like to share:pictures, stories, websites, etc.

Feel free to be creative. Help us get a good sense of who you are!

Though the preliminary application is preferred,

you are welcome to RSVP by sending in an email as well. 

If there are no "Virtual Tea Parties" or in-person Tours planned at this time, do send in the application anyway to be put on our active waiting list.

After attending a Tour or Virtual Tea Party, Preliminary Applications are required

before spending private time on the land. 

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UPDATE: The next in-person Tour will be

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th at 12 Noon. 

RSVP by Friday, June 3rd and directions & details will be sent to you by Saturday evening 6/4

Read through the website and RSVP on our FaceBook event page HERE

or send in your Preliminary Application to the address therein,

or send us an email to the address below.

Doors will open at 11:40 for folks to arrive early and peruse the Common House 

before we start promptly at 12.

Wear comfortable clothing and good walking/hiking shoes.

Please do not bring pets on the tour.

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Vital Info:

Q: Which cabin is available? Spill the deets. 

A: There will be TWO cabins available! One is the enchanting 

"Wolf Creek" cabin that is open now, and the other will be

the "CrossRoads" cabin opening late spring/early summer.

You can see where they are located on the property

on this map.

In both cabins there's a kitchen with hickory cabinets and

granite counter tops; a bathroom with claw-foot tub, an

artisan vessel sink and hand-crafted vanity; one bedroom plus

an extra full-sized loft; an open living room area with a propane "wood stove" type

heater, a skylight and a stained glass window.  The "Wolf Creek" cabin has a back porch with 

a "hobbit" bridge and a full covered deck where you can hear the soothing burble of creek year-round; and the "CrossRoads" cabin is a tiny bit larger and has a front deck, back porch, and is close to parking.  

Along with your own cabin, you'll also have access to the Common House, Art Barn, Spa, Massage Room, Organic Garden, Forest Trails and Swimming Pond.

Q: What's the rent?

A: Rent will be $1,318 for the "CrossRoads" cabin and $1,285 per month for the "Wolf Creek" cabin (both include $100 for our Community Fund) plus both common utilities which come to an average of approximately $250 per month and personal utilities (propane, phone service).  Also, each resident contributes 10 hours of service per month. 

 

Q: What are some of the most important things to know about living at Ingenium?

A: Along with everything listed on the FAQs and other pages of this website, it's especially important to keep in mind that,

1. We have a traditional landowner/tenant housing structure. 

    (The landowner is also the founder and a resident/member of Ingenium.)  

2. There are cooperative-living responsibilities and a community culture that is affected by each

     resident, so ongoing participation at meetings, social activities and daily tasks is important.

3. Residents' private endeavors are encouraged in conjunction with these first two constructs being      satisfied. 

Q: Do residents share meals? When do residents get together?

A: At this time meals that are shared happen either spontaneously or at special events.

     Every full time member of Ingenium over the age of 13 meets each week at Resident's

     Meeting, currently on Tuesday evenings starting at 6 pm.  

Q: What are the main qualities that you look for in Ingenium members?

A: 

- Compatible members reliably fulfill their routine obligations with ease.

- They have generosity of spirit and a mutually supportive mindset as a natural way of being.

- They embody the qualities of humility, introspection, vulnerability, emotional self-                    responsibility, curiosity, respect, and relating to others from a place of "heartfullness". 

- They show fluency and ease in using "Compassionate Communication"/NVC, especially

   when tensions arise. 

- They're instrumental in leadership, group cohesiveness and conflict resolution.

- They are sensitive to any divisive group dynamics and they easily set boundaries to curtail       them, guiding residents towards healthier, more supportive ways of relating.

- They make participation at group meetings a priority, and join in on other activities often.

- They routinely visit and check in with current landowners, and are helpful in working out         decisions, issues and/or any changes desired. They actively find ways to

     collaborate together.

- They regularly initiate creative projects and group events or gatherings.

 

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Videos:

Newest video of the Ingenium property:

 

This video of the Crossroads Cabin is very similar to the Wolf Creek cabin that's now available. 

Foundation for Intentional Communities Interview with Jaspen, Founder of Ingenium Expressive Arts Village:

>> Be sure to turn the captions on to see fun facts during the video.<<

Can't get enough, eh? 

For those who want to peruse some more, this is a longer video of the property

but it was made before the Grotto was completed:

Interested?

If you'd like to explore the possibility of becoming a resident,

for either now or in the future,

download and fill out the Preliminary Application Form here, (preferred)

or you're welcome to send an email to:

inspire@ExpressiveArtsVillage.com

Check back to this page to see when our next

in-person Tours or Virtual Tea Parties

will be taking place. 

 

Let's  Begin . . . Living  Your  Life  With  Exuberance  And  Purpose