Living Well Community
Franklinville, North Carolina, United States
- Last updated: June 5, 2016 (11 months ago)
- Listing created on: September 15, 2008
Sustainability, Wellness, Local Food, Neighborhood self-reliance, Community, Green Building, Environmental Conservation, Service.
This is a 124-acre property bordered by a mile of frontage on the Deep River on one side and almost a mile of frontage on Sandy Creek on the other side.
The community has a combination of private and shared spaces with additional mixed-uses under development including green businesses, an integrative health center, an organic farm, a community garden, a neighborhood park and orchard, and 53 acres of natural area buffering the creek and river.
The property is beautiful with mountain-like topography, the river, rock outcroppings, high areas with vistas, the creek, trails, beautiful woods, and abundant wild edible and medicinal plants.
Our community is located near major highway corridors, just two miles from Highway 64 in the town of Franklinville, North Carolina. This property has regional appeal and access, being only a half-hour from Greensboro, 15 minutes from Asheboro and Siler City, and an hour and 15 minutes from RTP (Research Triangle Park), Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte. We are centrally located between the mountains and ocean, and at the midpoint on the eastern seaboard between New York and Florida. We are also approximately a 6 hour drive from Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia.
The Conference and Retreat Center, located on the 50-foot-high bluff overlooking Sandy Creek and the Deep River, features the lovely, historic McIver-Faulk House, built in the 1850s and relocated to this site in 2004. The partially completed Conference and Retreat Center will be available for retreats, classes, and events (weddings, reunions, etc.).
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2008
- Start Living Together: 2014
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.TheLivingWellCommunity.com
- Contact Name: Harvey Harman
- Phone: 919 799 6819
- Community Address:
Rising Sun Way
Franklinville, North Carolina, 27248
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
- Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Festivals, Conferences, Events
- Location: Small Town
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
We all are leaders and we all are followers
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
- Additional Comments:
We do contribute to common community projects with both labor and donated additional funds.
In addition HOA fees presently are $300/year
We encourage the development of “Green Businesses”
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Hydro-Electric
- Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: From 50-75%
- Food produced locally: Between 26-49%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Kitchen, Waterfront access
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: About once a week
- Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Additional Diet Comments:
Food Production to be increased as we further develop the gardens, edible landscaping, wild foraging, and organic farm.
Community garden, wild edibles, kitchen gardens, etc.
Healthy, local food a priority.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
- Expected Healthcare Practices:
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
Living Well Earth Stewards
Ecovillage, conference center, education center, sustainability, wellness center, Service, Community