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Childcare at Breitenbush

“Our community is committed to a lifestyle conducive to holistic childrearing and personal growth.” – from the Breitenbush Credo

CarolFor almost six years now, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as the Childcare Coordinator for the children who live at Breitenbush. To […]
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Going Through the Attic

Lodge3“The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” goes an old saying. Recently we took a ride down that road to catch the view. Upon inspection, the hell realm we expected to see wasn’t such a bad place—like most worries, it was mostly made up of […]
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Reflections on 30 Years

alex and peter 80'sOn November 1, 2006 old friends Alex Beamer and Peter Moore met to reflect on Breitenbush.

Alex Beamer is the visionary who founded the Breitenbush Community in 1977. He spent five years at Breitenbush, 1977 to 1982 and returned in 1988 to serve as […]
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Earth Tubs and More

compostingLife in the village. Rhythms of the tribal corporation keep us moving, dispelling the nonsense that passes for normal in the “real” world. These rhythms regularly produce real results at the springs, including a few bright new buildings on the land this year. After replacing the heat […]
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Community Governance – Circles

The great thing about governance at Breitenbush is circles. We’re not squares up here, nor do we move in straight lines, and we certainly don’t rely on the pyramid for our power structure either. At Breitenbush it always comes back to the circle, both symbolically and in applied practical terms. Meetings provide a good example. […]
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Breitenbush Fire Department Meets the Challenge

fire-deptBreitenbush has always been a bit “woo woo”, we’ve known that since we first bought the ghost-town resort in the 70’s. But recently, when the Chief Ranger of nearby Detroit Ranger Station called us a “Wooey”, it piqued my curiosity. He explained it’s an acronym that stands […]
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A Hot Springs Human Community

pregHot springs draw people like no other place. Wherever they occur, folks have formed communities around them for healing, spiritual renewal, celebration and the pure pleasure of slipping into pools of hot water in remote, beautiful settings. Breitenbush certainly drew me for all those reasons back in […]
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New Phone System

phones“Breitenbush Hot Springs, may I help you?” … or 20,000 Guests and 2 Phones

Kathy Biskey

There is change in the air at Breitenbush. The crisp winter days are upon us, making my cabin oh so cozy and the steam above the hot springs ever more visible […]
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View From the Kitchen

leaf-earsFrom my desk at home I look out my window at a village shaded with old apple trees, doug-firs and vine maples, and adorned with unique porches. Beyond that, I see the majestic peaks of Devil’s Ridge. In an hour I will cross the footbridge over the […]
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The Hippies Got Ahold of Breitenbush!

hippiesI spent half a day at the Silverton hospital recently while Kathy, my partner, underwent a surgical procedure. There I met the vivacious elderly manager of the visitors’ lounge before I colonized the corner chair overlooking the Japanese gardens and began to work out of my briefcase. […]
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