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Asheville Mountain Meadows

Last updated: August 26, 2016 (8 months ago)

Listing created on: June 24, 2011

Asheville Mountain Meadows

(Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States)

Mission Statement:

Borne in the spirit of dynamic governance, Mountain Meadows is a Green, Organic, & Sustainable community that listens to the land and fosters positive, fruitful, and conscious relationships. Bernie and Sandy are constructing the Arts & Crafts stone & wood Pavilion & Patio for the community as a gathering place for spontaneous get-togethers.

Community Description:

Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek is a Green, Organic, & Sustainable Community which recognizes the value of positive human interaction in a welcoming and conscious environment. Enjoy the 5 acre common area with organic vegetable areas by Crooked Creek and an organic orchard already in-place. Our new and beautiful Pavilion & Patio (Curly’s Place) to be finished in the Autumn of 2016 creates a warm surround for caring and kind interface, poetry readings, spiritual musings. yoga classes, drumming, musical events, potlucks, etc. Most importantly, many of us will enjoy spontaneous chat and a cup of java or tea around the fireplace, fire pit, or grill. Curly’s Place also offers a small kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor and indoor games in a rich stone and wood Arts & Crafts setting near the entry. Come take a look at our community. 30% of our 28 lots are sold and a couple more homes are being started soon.

<25 minutes to Asheville • 7 minutes to Mars Hill

All 4 lane highway to Asheville except last 2 miles of State Road• High-speed cable and all underground utilities • 1st beautiful new GREEN home finished…more homes to be built soon

High mountain air quality & south facing• mountain water supply • 5A Organic garden & poultry patch area, orchard, Pavilion & Patio with FP, Grill, Fire Pit, Games, Sustainable & Eco-friendly • Heirloom seed bank initiated

1A-5A forest privacy • Creek & Meadows

GreenBuilt NC homes …Small and beautiful homes encouraged

~~~FRONT PORCH NEIGHBORHOOD – 8 wooded sites of 1A to 3A each surround a lush 2A green space. We will start to build Twin Cottages (separate ownership and about 800 square feet each) soon on 1+ acres as a means of helping folks be able to afford their small dream home.

See www.ashevillemountainmeadows.com for more info under the Menu below.
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About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 58 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: 28 home-sites on 58 acres with 30% (9) Lots SOLD and Pavilion & Patio finished in Autumn of 2016

Membership

  • Adult Members: 14
  • Child Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Call Bernie 828 230-0755
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Lot owners are automatically Members…
  • Additional Comments: We (developers Sandy & Bernie Byrne) own our 9 acre Farm adjacent to Mountain Meadows and have invited kind, compassionate individualists who are seeking a one-of-a-kind community in the vein of Green, Organic, & Sustainable…

Government

  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Sociocracy is our preferred dynamic governance of choice…

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $30
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Association Fee is $300/year per “fee” mentioned above

    NC laws require a Home Owners Association for a community…

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Health is wealth and good food choices and exercise are part of that dynamic…
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments: Mountain Meadows encourages the highest level of health physically, mentally, & spiritually…

Additional Comments

We welcome kind and aware individuals to Mountain Meadows who are in concert with abundance, sustainability, and camaraderie…

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Keywords

sustainable, eco-friendly, holistic, survival, green, intentional, conscious, organic

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network