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Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative

About Zephyr

Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative is a rural consensus based community. Five adult members and one kid live here on 500 acres of stunningly beautiful land in the hill country of southeast Minnesota. The Coop bought the land in 1994. There are seven individual homes; including two available for sale (both currently being rented) and one under construction which is also available for sale, plus a common house; two barns; and several outbuildings. This is a working farm, with 80 acres of agricultural land, in hay & corn production, cattle pasture & prairie flower seed gathering. Zephyr has several creeks; four ponds, including a swimming pond; wetlands; pastures; bluff land; and forest. Values & Lifestyle Zephyr has no spiritual or political affiliation. While many of us share similar views about the world we live in and most of us are individually active in various religious, social and political groups, the Zephyr Coop as a whole is not active in such groups. Adopting a particular affiliation might lead to a greater sense of community identity, but it would tend to exclude people who are not so committed to one particular path. We are individuals, leading separate lives. We have more of a sense of community than a sub-division, but less than a tightly-integrated commune. We do not share incomes. We live in separate homes. We do not want urban densities, but we do cluster homes to promote social interaction to the extent possible, avoiding the visual dominance of ridge-top dwellings and the isolation of secluded areas. Our community house has a kitchen and laundry facility, but most of us have these in our own houses.
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Overview Housing Photos Amenities
Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative

About Zephyr

Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative is a rural consensus based community. Five adult members and one kid live here on 500 acres of stunningly beautiful land in the hill country of southeast Minnesota. The Coop bought the land in 1994. There are seven individual homes; including two available for sale (both currently being rented) and one under construction which is also available for sale, plus a common house; two barns; and several outbuildings. This is a working farm, with 80 acres of agricultural land, in hay & corn production, cattle pasture & prairie flower seed gathering. Zephyr has several creeks; four ponds, including a swimming pond; wetlands; pastures; bluff land; and forest. Values & Lifestyle Zephyr has no spiritual or political affiliation. While many of us share similar views about the world we live in and most of us are individually active in various religious, social and political groups, the Zephyr Coop as a whole is not active in such groups. Adopting a particular affiliation might lead to a greater sense of community identity, but it would tend to exclude people who are not so committed to one particular path. We are individuals, leading separate lives. We have more of a sense of community than a sub- division, but less than a tightly-integrated commune. We do not share incomes. We live in separate homes. We do not want urban densities, but we do cluster homes to promote social interaction to the extent possible, avoiding the visual dominance of ridge-top dwellings and the isolation of secluded areas. Our community house has a kitchen and laundry facility, but most of us have these in our own houses.
© 2015  Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative