Botton Village

Postal Address
Botton Village
YO21 2NJ

Electronic Mail
01287 660871
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
registered charity
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Botton Village, an intentional community within the worldwide Camphill Movement, is home to 330 people, about 140 of whom are adults with special needs. People work on the land, which includes farms, gardens and forest, in workshops and in our houses.

We live together as extended families where we share most meals together. Everyone contributes to the wellbeing of the community through their work, irrespective of ability, and our needs are met, not by a wage system, but by sharing resources according to individual requirements. Every year, we have many young short term co-workers coming to us, mainly from the continent but also from the Far East.

Having no hierarchical management, each of us is encouraged to participate in whatever way we can for the good of all. We are dependent on one another, and this mutual respect allows us the freedom to develop our individual potentials. Thus the community is founded on a Christian ethic of mutual respect, freedom of belief and ethnic background, while showing responsibility and accountability for each other and towards the world in general.

community shares income to some extent
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
United Kingdom

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