Livelihoods

Many residents operate businesses, farms, music and art studios, and professional practices, both on and off-site. Browse our listings and links to learn more, and consider doing business with us!

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.

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):

Alan Willett, Oxseeker Consulting   –  Organizational development and leadership training for the software industry

Being Change  –  Weaving the Great Turning through circles, art and story

Carpenter  –  Otto Ottoson, 607-277-0589

Chris White –  jazz, improvisational and classical cellist, cello teacher, and founder-director of New Directions Cello Association and Festival

Clear Light Communication  –  For photos, videos and text with integrity, focus and clarity

Consult-Design-Build – homes and whole communities – Rod Lambert, (607) 275-3362

Cosy Private Suite at Ecovillage – (Sleeps 4) Private entrance, bedroom, bathroom, large living area and exclusive use of back patio.

EcoSuite – AirBnB Rooms in Shared Home (Sleeps 3)

Elizabeth Salon – Family Nurse Practitioner, Integrative Health; elizabethsalon-np.com, elizasalon.np@gmail.com, 607-277-2201

Entos Press  –  Publisher of Wayne Gustafson’s novels, photographs, and original notecards

Frog’s Way Bed & Breakfast  –  B&B at EcoVillage (in SoNG)

Gourdlandia –  Homegrown organic lamps and functional gourd art by Graham Ottoson

Hendel Acupuncture – Shaul Hendel, a practitioner of acupuncture with 25 years experience; hendelacupuncture@gmail.com; 607-252-6702

Ithaca Piano  –  Piano lessons by Chieko Pipa

Jayleigh Art – Art classes, fine art for sale, mandalas

Jennifer Whitaker, LMT – Specializing in trigger point therapy and pain relief; 607-201-4926

Jonna Climie  – Massage and certified Healing Touch energy work practitioner

Kestrel Perch Berries  –  U-pick CSA berry farm at EcoVillage Ithaca

Lifestyle Eating – Personal Chef Catering, Chef-Prepared Take-Out Meals, Comprehensive meal planning.  www.lifestyleeating.com

Lorraine Faehndrich, Radiant Life Design – Mind Body Coaching and Mentoring for women struggling with chronic pelvic and sexual pain

Moving Through It – Yoga & dance/movement psychotherapy for moving with life; Cheryl Delaney, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, www.movingthroughitny.com, 607-288-3366

Muskrat Studio  –  Framed photographic prints and digital art

Port Bay Travel – custom, escorted tours, and specializing in school trips

Rachael Shapiro – Therapist

SOUNDSWELL – Audio and video production services

Sustena Life Club  – Japanese language eco-tours and EcoVillage Ithaca homestays 

Sagework – Suzanne Kates – Massage & Reiki, specializing in Elders

Sustainable Living Associates – Education, Facilitation, Consulting. Elan Shapiro, 607-592-8402

Tamarack Lodge – Occasional whole house rental at EcoVillage (Sleeps 6)

True-Blue Editing – developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading; Christine Schmidt

Tutoring in Writing, Reading, and the Humanities – Valorie Rockney, 607-272-4921

West Haven Farm – Organic vegetable CSA farm at EcoVillage Ithaca

The Yoga Room – Yoga–right here at Ecovillage.  Marcy offers heart-centered, alignment based, safe, personalized, soul touching classes that will leave you feeling better than when you came. Come give it a try. Check the website for more details.

Zanshin Dojo Ithaca – Martial arts school for karate, ju-jitsu and kobudo with  Sensei James Entwood