Echo Hills Cottages

Last updated: January 11, 2016 (9 months ago)

Listing created on: April 21, 2013

Echo Hills Cottages

(Asheville, North Carolina, United States)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2011
  • Start Living Together: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Laurie Czecholinski
  • Phone: 828-778-0461
  • Community Address:
    12 Wellspring Lane
    Asheville, North Carolina, 28806
    United States

Mission Statement:

Conscious Relationships

Community Description:

Our intentional neighborhood will be located in Asheville, NC on 3.25 acres of park like setting with rolling hills and 50 year old trees. We will have 11 houses of creative design and a strong emphasis on sustainability and conscious relationships. Homes will range from 800-1500 sq. ft. with plans that offer room for your own creative design. Our primary vision includes awareness practice, compasionate communication and Sociocratic decision making. Vision for community garden and the hope to “seed” an urban ecovillage. Email for more information.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Urban


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 3.2 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 12
  • Planned Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: 12 with rental opportunities

    a light version


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact Laurie at [email protected]
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Initially after conversation and continued serious interest, we work with The Blueprint of We to help establish healthy relationships and explore compatability.
  • Additional Comments: Open/Simple mindfullness based spirituality

    Home school or public


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Consent Process of Sociocracy


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Fire pit
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • 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: open to what works for all-and to spontanity

    plans for garden as we develop with more people

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.