We are bringing indigenous values and ecological design principles to the forefront of communities ready to change the way housing and urban development are done.
Our approach differs vastly from what America has seen with the increasingly-hideous Realtor-controlled MLS, the house-flippers putting "lipstick on a pig", the insatiable greed of landlord companies, and the ignorant and dishonest land barons bulldozing ancient ecosystems for things like HOAs. All of these practices are what modern indigenous people call "colonial" ideas that are essentially diseased at the core; they are grotesquely out of balance with the natural law and the natural order. The global climate chaos that the world is experiencing is plentiful evidence that this is true. Colonists, however, keep trying to use money to solve problems created by money. Most venture capitalists hate us because they are in bed with the Realtors.
As a registered Oregon Public Benefit organization, we use our online presence to share better ways of building community wealth: planning urban spaces around proper composting and recycling, wildlife-friendly gardening, "Just say NO to HOAs), off-grid infrastructure, use of locally-sourced sustainable and recycled materials. Having established a better way to acknowledge the indigenous people as the true title holders of Earth, we dismantle colonialism and in its place develop models of sustainability that cannot be put up for sale.
An Ecosteader is one who recognizes that humans are but one user of shared soil. Shared caretaking of soil and watershed areas surrounding either urban rural environments improves the overall ecosystem. All the creatures that are not humans -- from birds to fish to flora to fauna -- benefit from cleaner waters and soils. This philosophy is also known as Community Ecology.
Being an Ecosteader involves systems-level thinking. With the advent of AI and technology, we know that smart systems require networking, and in order to best take a systems-level approach, people need to network. But wait! We're not talking about "networking" the traditional greed-driven ways that have driven the last 200 years of American real estate "development".
anti-landlords, and against corrupt politicians.
Instead, we promote practical, simple, and earth-friendly land management by the indigenous owners of the land. We are also staunchly anti-HOA; HOAs divert what should be publicly-accountable taxpayer dollars into privately-managed coffers with no accountability, forcing residents to be governed under rules and bylaws that promote gerrymandering and exclusionary zoning that is harmful to ecosystems (think golf courses and walls). They also destroy community spirit.
Ecosteader & Company is a registered B Corp for "Public Benefit".
Please read our Terms of Service for more detail: https://www.ecosteader.com/terms