Meaningful work and making a living are vital aspects of residential life in EcoVillage at Ithaca. The energy, passion and creativity we bring to our community is also applied to our careers and vocations as educators, healers, growers, software engineers, legal and financial professionals, artists, writers, entrepreneurs and more.
Unlike some intentional communities, EcoVillage at Ithaca does not operate a shared commercial business enterprise in which residents work. Rather, our villagers have jobs, operate small businesses and professional practices, and do substantial work as volunteers. About 45% of us work from home, onsite on farms, or in offices built within the Common Houses.
Browse the business listings and links below. Share in our livelihoods, and consider your own, by visiting a bed & breakfast, taking music lessons, buying handcrafts, or consulting with a lawyer, financial advisor, healer, therapist, marketer, designer or other professional.
Resident-Owned Businesses (alphabetical order):
A Space to Sew – a fun place to sew (rent sewing machines, classes, studio space)
Alan Willett, Oxseeker Consulting – Organizational development and leadership training for the software industry
Beadwork – Suncatchers and off-loom woven jewelry, available at Handwork in Ithaca
Being Change – Weaving the Great Turning through circles, art and story
blink digital graphics – We work closely with our clients and co-create designs that are appropriate, effective and adaptable to change.
Carpenter – Otto Ottoson, 607-277-0589
Consult-Design-Build – homes and whole communities – Rod Lambert, 607 275 3362
Clear Light Communication – For photos, videos and text with integrity, focus and clarity
Dr. Deanna Hope Berman – Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Midwife, Natural Health Store
Entos Press – Publisher of Wayne Gustafson’s novels, photographs, and original notecards
Frog’s Way Bed & Breakfast – B&B at EcoVillage (in SoNG)
Gourd Art – Hands on Gourds – Homegrown organic lamps and functional gourd art by Graham Ottoson
Home Green Home – environmentally appropriate furnishings and retailer in downtown Ithaca
Hayabusa Ithaca – Karate, ju-jutsu, aiki-jutsu and kobudo with Sensei James Entwood
Ithaca Piano – Piano lessons by Chieko Pipa
Jody Kessler – Singer/songwriter, interfaith minister
Jody Kessler Singing Heart Yoga – Yoga, chanting and meditation: an inspirational body/mind/spirit experience!
Jonna Climie – Massage and certified Healing Touch energy work practitioner
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute – Education to connect people with the environment and each other
Kestrel Perch Berries – U-pick CSA berry farm at EcoVillage Ithaca
LingoSite – Language and translation services: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese
Lorraine Faehndrich, Radiant Life Design – Mind Body Coaching and Mentoring for women struggling with chronic pelvic and sexual pain
Muskrat Studio – Sculpture, mixed media, prints
Natural Investments, LLC – Sustainable/responsible investments and financial planning, formerly Ecolibrium Financial Planning
Port Bay Travel – custom, escorted tours, and specializing in scho ol trips
Rachael Shapiro – Therapist
SEED – permaculture design consultation services and educational events helping people build skills to co-create a regenerative future.
SOUNDSWELL – Audio and video production services
Sustena Life Club – Japanese language eco-tours and EcoVillage Ithaca homestays
Suzanne Kates, Sagework – Massage & Reiki, specializing in Elders
Swallow’s Nest Bed & Breakfast – An organic B&B at EcoVillage Ithaca (in SoNG)
Sustainable Living Associates – Education, Facilitation, Consulting. Elan Shapiro, 607-592-8402
Tutoring in Writing, Reading, and the Humanities – Valorie Rockney, 607-272-4921
West Haven Farm – Organic vegetable CSA farm at EcoVillage Ithaca
The Wildflower Room Bed & Breakfast at EcoVillage – Julia Morgan, 607-275-3362
Yoku Dekimashita – Japanese language summer day camp at EcoVillage Ithaca