Alpha Farm Co-Op Inc
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Green Travelers
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Member Reviews (1)
- Alpha Farm Co-Op IncMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessFirst to ReviewOct 20, 2013
Alpha Farm, an intentional community in Oregon's coastal mountains, is one of the first and foremost communes in the American West. Made up of a large farmhouse built in the 1800s, a barn, several newer buildings (including another house, a sauna on the creek, and a shack/apartment), and a smattering of other dwellings (yurts, old buses converted into living spaces), this beautiful, remote village of free-thinkers and hermits pays homage to Oregon's history of homesteading and hippie-attracting. The number of permanent residents at Alpha always fluctuates, but visitors are allowed to stay for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months by appointment (and approval of the community), where they might help with gardening, bucking hay, watching the children, cooking, canning, fixing cars, doing computer work, or serving coffee and organic snacks at the Farm's cafe down the road. (Fun side note: Caroline and Jim Estes, two of the community's founders, are/were experts on consensus-style decision-making and have traveled around the world consulting with different communes.)