- "Live your
- and you can turn the
- world around."
Henry David Thoreau
- If you would like to
come for a visit please read at least the Visitors and
- Overview pages, these will answer
most of your questions.
- Visitor Categories
Short term visitor less than a month.
Seasonal visitor 3 to 6 months
Long Term Visitor 6 month or more
Just passing through or would like a tour.
Coming just for the day?
- You must write or call ahead of time to make sure we
know you are coming! A donation
of $10. to $25. (sliding scale) is asked for a tour
as this takes time and energy away
from whatever we are doing.
How to schedule a visit
If you would like to schedule a visit please
follow these steps
- Send us an email telling
us a little about yourself and include the information listed below.
- Look over the Wind Spirit website
to see if you are a liked minded soul.
- How we can contact you, email, address or phone number
- Your interests and skills
- Any questions you have about our
- Gender and age.
- Are you looking for a place to
relax as opposed to working (see costs below)
- Proposed dates
of when you would like to come and how long you
would like to stay (see more details below)
- Would you like a
dwelling. Would you like a camping space.
All visitors must have a phone interview
this is fairly informal. For those wishing to stay longer than 2 weeks
we will need 2 references. If you come for a short stay and wish to stay
longer you will also need to supply a reference. You will sign a waiver
and a community agreement when you arrive. We will have these posted to
the site very soon. (march, 2017)
- Daily or weekly visitors - contribution $10. to $25 per day sliding
- Community fees are paid upon arrival and due at the beginning of each month.
Community dues include satellite internet access, fruit and vegetables from the land as well as
some community foods
(based on availability - you will still need to purchase some of your own food),
and use of
community facilities. If you are a seasonal or longer visitor and help
with retreat work you can sit in on
most workshops/retreats free or for a small donation.
- There is a weekly fee of $10. for the
kitchen that buys incidentals, herbs, spices, butter, oil, etc.
- If you are looking for just a relaxing retreat and
little or no work this can be arranged starting at $500. per month. You are still
responsible for cleaning up after yourself. Contact us for
- We use propane
heaters so each person pays per tank of propane. (summer the heat is free)
- There is a fee for personal
Community fees 100% of money collected
goes into the community, bulk food, utilities, satellite internet,
- Winter months November thru May is $250.00 per month
per person. Couples are $350
- June thru
October is $200. per month.
arrival you will meet with a designated person to:
- Sign in waiver
- Sign WSC agreement
for staying here
- Be given a tour.
- Be shown tent
spaces or indoor accommodations.
- Be given a Visitor
Manual which you agree to read completely the first week and sign a
statement that you agree to live by the community guidelines while
here. We encourage everyone to also integrate
The Co-Creators Agreements
- Pay your
monthly community dues within a couple of days.
Addictions and Psychological
We expresses compassion for individuals
who have psychological problems. We can only take visitors who are
emotionally coherent and who can participate within the community in a
healthy way. If you have addictions and are still using, you cannot
come here. No alcoholics!
Dealing with Habitual Guideline
Theft, violence and ongoing anger will not be tolerated!
Dealing with habitual guideline offenders is on a case-by-case basis.
Periods of probation may be imposed. Repeated cases of defiant disrespect of
general codes of conduct, visitors will be expelled from the community, some immediately.
It is a privilege to be here not a right
Community Consumption Guidelines
a) We are primarily a vegetarian
community! Other diets can be accommodated but there is no cooking of fish,
beef or fowl in the community kitchen. We have an outdoor barbecue for those
who desire to eat these occasionally.
b) Tobacco smoking is permitted at
the community. No smoking in any community building/rental or while walking the
paths. Please be considerate of others.
c) Alcohol use
is permitted, excessive use is NOT. If you have
a problem with addiction and are not using then please let community members know and we can
support you in abstaining. Those still using cannot come here.
Pets and Animals
We are not overly enthused to have lots of dogs here, as they usually wreak
havoc with the local wildlife. Dogs that continually bark are not
welcome! Dogs who are aggressive are not welcome.
We have a lot of wildlife here and do not want dogs that will continually
chase after rabbits, deer, skunks, etc or cats. We also free range our
chickens which have been attacked several times by dogs. Well behaved (trained) dogs
are welcome. All dogs visiting Wind Spirit must be on leashes until Wind
Spirit members approve off-leash activity.
We use satellite service for our
internet which is limited. No online movies or
gaming. We do have a large selection of movies and
Dwelling availability -call or email
- (small domes, RV's and converted buses).
Good reasons to come here.
- You want to live in a
- You are truly interested
and want experience living in a community setting
- You realize there must be
a fundamental change in the way people live (this is one option)
- You want to learn basic
skills such as gardening, building, electrical, plumbing, solar ...
- You want to empower/help people working
toward a positive future
- Click the link below to download and view
Visitor Guidelines & Information
Not available being updated
This will give you more detail about visiting.
every organization there are rules, what you can
and cannot do. These seem to increase every
year as someone does something we never
thought of. If only we could live with complete integrity, we would not need
all the Do's & Don'ts.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR VISITING
- Visitors need to
have permission from a community member to visit Wind Spirit. This can involve
having contact with us through e-mail, a letter, or a phone call before coming
to visit. Drop in visitors with no notice may not be welcome.
- If a visitor is staying for less
than a week they do not need to go through the whole approval process.
If you intend to stay longer than a couple of weeks we need a reference.
- Sorry just to many unstable people floating around the community
movement these days, they are very wearing on a community.
- There will be a review of all new
people coming here, their ability to get along with others, help with
the work, join in the community. At first this will be weekly, then
monthly for a few months. Anyone who comes here and becomes a problem in
the community will be asked to leave ASAP. We will add that 98% of the
people who come here love the place and get along fine in the community.
Again the community has to protect itself from those who disturb the
harmony of the community.
- We have
a varied amount of community work projects, other days work is done individually or
in small groups. Wind Spirit is not a
commercial organic farm and we do not operate as a work
camp, we do have many tasks that need doing.
- Anyone who stays at the community and uses community spaces such as the
bathhouse, sauna or pool must be willing to take a turn in cleaning these
spaces, this is not optional. We ask that everyone take one day a week in cleaning tasks.
Basic cleaning and doing dishes after using the community kitchen is a must!
Overall we try to make the work fun and often work together. We hope that work
projects can help individuals learn new skills and our usually guided under a
- 15 hours
of Community service per week is asked of visitors. These hours can be
part of work parties or individuals projects.
- Visitors need to
get permission from the community to invite their own
- Visitors may not
use Wind Spirit Community's address as a permanent mailing address, registering
their vehicle, etc. Of course you can receive mail here.
- Some come here with expectations that
our community buildings/infrastructure are just like what they have seen
in $250k a unit co-housing communities , you will be disappointed if
that is your expectation.
have good relations with our neighbors and ask that
visitors not get involved in any conflict with them. If there becomes a problem please let the community know
Items you should
bring with you
1. Towels for showers, sauna/pool and hot springs, Your own bedding if you can,
we have some available.
2. A good sleeping bag and bed pad if camping.
3. A water bottle or two.
4. A good attitude.
5. A good solid
flashlight with extra batteries.
6. We have laundry facilities on
the land, see bio list.
7. Biocompatible shampoo and soap - Dr. Bonners
soap, Aubrey's products, etc. NO COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS that poison the land.
8. You will need to have some of your own food, our food supplies are
usually abundant but varies & are not guaranteed.
9. RV, truck and car
have more questions about the community or any thing else
then please feel free to call or send us an e-mail and we will try to get back
with you as soon as possible.
Other LINKS about WSC
Shalon profile, reflections of her short stay.
Facebook (F Facebook deleted our original Facebook page in
August 2016, no reason, no contact, no answers - good bye over a 1000 friends)
Rex has a lot of posts from his
many visits -BMWDOG
For his photo's and info on Wind
Spirit farm. Rex has photo's and commentary on WSC ,2005-2016
- Rex also did (March 2006) a
motorcycle tour down to the tip of South America and back that is well done. You can see hundreds of photo's and plenty of text describing his
journey. If you want a tours of Australia, winter 08-09, New Zealand 12-2010. Go here to see it
His site http://www.dezertdog.com/
Do you want to go to a
beach in Mexico, in under
4 hours from Tucson you can get to Rocky Point.. Here is a page with
photo's and brief description about getting there and what it is
Puerto Penasco - Rocky
TO WIND SPIRIT
NOTICE - ROAD CLOSURES
coming from Globe to Wind Spirit Closed Monday thru Thursday 10 am to 3pm (they
say through March?) open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
First contact is always better through email. We do not have
regular hours for correspondence and sometimes it can take a few days to
return emails or calls. We endeavor to connect with everyone who contacts us
but sometimes we get overwhelmed or an email disappears up the chain and we
forget. If you do not hear back from us please resend. In this age of
instant communication mostly we are not instant.
- PLEASE INCLUDE THE WORDS VISIT OR VISITOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHICH WILL
- 4514 E. Dripping Springs Rd.
- Winkelman, AZ 85192
- Wind Spirit Community Inc.
- an Arizona non-profit Corporation