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The Co-Creators Agreements
How to schedule a visit
Fees
General Information for visiting
Visitor links on Wind Spirit
contact information

 

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 community
  • 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)

Fees

  • Daily or weekly visitors - contribution $10. to $25 per day sliding scale.
  • 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 more details.
  • We use propane heaters so each person pays per tank of propane. (summer the heat is free)
  • There is a fee for personal refrigerators.
 
Community fees 100% of money collected goes into the community, bulk food, utilities, satellite internet, maintenance etc.
Winter months November thru May is $250.00 per month per person. Couples are $350
June thru October is $200. per month.

 

  • Upon arrival you will meet with a designated person to
    1. Sign in waiver
    2. Sign WSC agreement for staying here
    3. Be given a tour.
    4. Be shown tent spaces or indoor accommodations.
    5. 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 while here.
    6. Pay your monthly community dues within a couple of days.

Addictions and Psychological Problems !
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 Offenders
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 the 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
a) 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.

Internet
We use satellite service for our internet which is limited. No online movies or gaming. We do have a large selection of  movies and documentaries here.

 

Dwelling availability -call or email - (small domes, RV's and converted buses).

Good reasons to come here.

  • You want to live in a community
  • 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 our
Visitor Guidelines & Information  (PDF)
Not available being updated 2016
This will give you more detail about visiting.
In 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.
Reading, contemplating and integrating The Co-Creators Agreements into your community life is an empowering way of doing this.

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 kitchen, 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 project manager.
  • 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 personal guests.
  • 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.
  • We 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 immediately.

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 camping also.

If you 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.

Greyhound Bus services Globe AZ. We can pick you up in Globe

Good information for the summer months.            Heat acclimation


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Other LINKS about WSC

Tribe.net 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 BMWDOG 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 like in Puerto Penasco - Rocky Point, Mexico

DIRECTIONS 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.


NOTICE:  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 HELP.

CONTACT INFORMATION

4514 E. Dripping Springs Rd.
Winkelman, AZ 85192
 
520-201-1075
 
email
info@windspiritcommunity.org
 
Wind Spirit Community Inc.
an Arizona non-profit Corporation

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