Last updated: March 27, 2015 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: November 4, 2011
(Asheville, North Carolina, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Started Planning: 1996
- Start Living Together: 1997
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.fortunity.org
- Contact Name: Jonah
- Phone: 828-301-0300
727-729 Haywood Road
Asheville, North Carolina, 28806
This Community is Re-forming
Short version of a longer story: fortunity is currently seeking core members to complete and then restart the next phase of its development. There is a larger infrastructure but there are not enough skilled, committed, or financially stable members to effectively move forward. Thus we’ve taken some time to reformat the written material and seek others committed to its vision-mission. One of our properties is for sale, and we’re considering another variation on our ‘farm’. We are currently maintaining shorter-term / interim rental housing in most spaces until more core or invested members are found.
Visitors accepted: Yes
Email, call, or write first and we’ll discuss your particulars. Though we are usually busy and officially ‘on hold’ we may be able to accommodate last-minute inquiries or couch surf those with community experience passing through. We are also flexible and open to serendipity.
Open to new Members: Yes
We’ve identified 7 tiers or different ways people can live here, though this process is often less clearly defined. Inquire for current status.
We’re currently cleaning up the properties, starting gardens, and working towards re-opening a multi-use commercial building with an education and information themed business model. We believe in open and honest dialogue and place a heavy emphasis on relationship building as a foundation to create a safe and inviting experience.
Please be aware we are currently ‘on hold’ at the moment, seeking more core-committed or equity-invested members to proceed more effectively.
Our goal is creating an urban community lifestyle based on a complex combination of residential, commercial, and rural properties with interwoven related projects. Our passion above and beyond living and working together is communication — in many forms. Though we may tend towards lengthy and intensive planning discussions at times, the goal is to apply the results in productive fashion. Check out our website for more info, and to schedule a visit or tour if curious.
Please also note: we would best be defined as ‘spiritual not religious’, represent many different ideologies, dietary paths, and cultivate open minded but grounded and healthy lifestyle choices. Pets, addictions, and most substance-use are not welcome here, but responsible and conscious living definitely is.