Last updated: July 26, 2014 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: October 27, 2008

Deep River CoHousing at Living Well Community

(Franklinville, North Carolina, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2008  Established: 2015
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Deep River CoHousing
  • Phone: 919-799-6819
  • Address:
    c/o Harvey Harman
    Rising Sun Way
    Franklinville, North Carolina, 27248
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call Harvey Harman at 919-799-6819 or email him at least three days in advance of a visit. We welcome day visitors.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    You become a member by buying a building lot.

Mission Statement:

Health, Sacred, Sustainable,

Community Description:

Living Well Community is an intentional, mixed-use neighborhood focused on Health/Wellness, Sustainability, Community, and Honoring of the Sacred. Living Well Community has a strong commitment to being racially and ethnically diverse.

We are located in central North Carolina about 30 minutes south of Greensboro, about an hour and fifteen minutes west of Raleigh, and about an hour and a half northeast of Charlotte.

The land is extremely beautiful, with frontage on the Deep River and Sandy Creek. It also has mountain-like areas, rock outcroppings, beautiful woods, and an existing greenway/railtrail crossing the property and providing access to neighboring towns.

For more information, email Harvey Harman or call him at 919-799-6819.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Honoring of the Sacred in All Forms

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: In Formation

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Small Town
  • Area: 124 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Additional Comments: Do Community Work Projects


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations



Cohousing, Eco-Village, Sustainable Community

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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge