The Common Unity Project (TCUP) is in the beginning stages of developing an earth based, off-grid, egalitarian intentional community on 160 acres located among the majestic mountains and rivers on unceeded Gitxsan Territory in Hazelton, BC. Since the seed was planted in 2012, TCUP has steadily evolved to where we are now. We have been adamantly networking, gaining awareness, honoring our vision, learning and unlearning.
Our vision is to create a working example of earth based, cooperative living in hopes to create space for individual and collective transformation.
Our mission is to serve as an example and actively promote lifestyles and technologies that are truly sustainable, and to make these sustainable technologies accessible to all persons regardless of their income or social position.
Some of our values are open communication, egalitarianism, self-sufficiency, social and environmental justice, cooperation and the willingness to resolve conflict.
We are 100% off-grid, we do not have running water, we catch rainwater and haul drinking water, we have compost toilets, and limited shower and internet access.
Our ultimate goal is to establish working functional examples of a truly rewarding, naturally integrated lifestyle. We wish to move away from a society that promotes an everyone-for-themselves individualistic mentality, and create a new one that works for all of us and all life. Where the needs of one are the concern of all. Where we live as a family and interdependently empower each other to redefine the very nature of what’s possible.