Btown Cooperative Plots is an intentional community of individuals who dedicate their unique talents, gifts, and aspirations toward a Common Vision of Creativity, Community, Sustainability, Education, and Economic Freedom. We act without judgment to promote the unabashed pursuit of wisdom through individual exploration and expression. Our primary goal is to promote connectedness with nightly dinners, central housing, frequent celebrations, and through the exploration of the soul's universal language - music. Our home acts as the naval for all activity, a place to settle, grow, hide, get cozy, dance, cook, be messy, spread out, create, play, escape, invest, connect, and explore your head.
We learn to heal and sustain by observing and interacting with Nature. Our Gardens are Organic, Hyper-Local, Permaculture centers from which we derive our life force and come to understand and appreciate our relationship to the life we depend upon. We mimic Nature's closed loop system so we can meet our needs without compromising the needs of others. To achieve our aggressive, non-Dogmatic sustainability goals, we have designed a highly efficient house, structured our community systems to reflect our beliefs, and choose standards of comfort that use far less energy than a typical American.
We invite ourselves and others to embrace learning and teaching by creating a “Home-School” environment where one is comfortable with new experiences, techniques, ideas, and mindsets. We learn and grow by listening for and acting upon the sudden draws that come from beautiful unexplainable forces. We take on problems collectively so we can learn from one another while developing appropriate solutions.
Our doors and hearts are open so that all travelers and members of the nearby Bloomington, Indiana community feel welcome in our home. We are dedicated to education and see visitors as absolutely essential for the cross-pollination of our ideas. We invite anyone to use our classroom facilities and hope our community will become a learning center for both individuals and a model for the Political Arena to observe and write into the code of the land.
Bloomington's high cost of living restricts the potential of individuals by forcing the pursuit of dollars over creativity. Our cooperative living model allows individuals to reclaim their time and dedicate it to their and the community's creative endeavors. By splitting costs and working together it is possible for us at the bottom of the economic hierarchy to start proclaiming our Vision with a loud voice.