Help the Rill Envision Our Rebuild!

Help the Rill Envision Our Rebuild!

Dear friends and supporters of Monan’s Rill, 

It has been fourteen months since the Glass Fire, and we are deep in the planning process for rebuilding new homes that will be simple, beautiful, climate resilient, and fire resistant. We want to finalize our building permit submissions this month if possible, so we are considering some important questions about floor plans, the mix of houses we will build, and financing construction. 

This is where you come in. 

We are a small and mighty bunch, returning to the land — and we know that we are not alone. We have been trying to keep an open place for the “community member yet to be” at our table, in our meetings, in our hearts and minds, throughout this challenging year. Now, however, feels like a time when getting some concrete feedback from that imagined community member could be very helpful! 

If you can imagine yourself living here, in the beautiful intentional community that we call Monan’s Rill — if you feel that this is a life you could possibly pursue — would you please take a few moments to complete this short survey for us by next Thursday, January 13

We would love to hear your thoughts about what you see as important for our rebuild and what kinds of housing and living arrangements would work for you if you lived here. Thank you so much for this contribution to our process. 

Take the Rebuild Visioning Survey

And whether or not you can imagine residing at the Rill, you may still be able to help! As we grapple with the reality of skyrocketing construction costs and the daunting size of this project we are managing, we are calling in all sorts of help. So… 

Do you:

• have any experience with or connections to alternative lending institutions, or any creative ideas for us about construction financing?

• have any experience with peer-to-peer lending?  

• know anyone who has been involved with multi-family or intentional community housing construction?

• have any interest in participating in an open brainstorm/visioning session with us, either in person or via Zoom?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, please email and let us know. We would love to talk with you! 

As always, thank you for all you have done to support us through this challenging year. 

And please complete the survey by next Thursday 1/13 – because we have a Building & Design Committee meeting that night! 

In hope and gratitude, 

The Members of Monan’s Rill