Beautiful Home for Sale in Rural Pennsylvania Community

by Daniel Griffiths
Community With Opening Land, Houses, Real Estate
33 Greening Life Lane, Shermans Dale, PA 17090

Home For Sale in Greening Life Community

Low $200’s – Contact Maureen or Dan at 717-582-7484

Built in 1998, our home is constructed using extensive reuse of materials. The particulars:

  • Our solar energy system meets all of our annual electric needs.
  • Around the home are hundreds of feet of walls built with stone harvested from the farm.
  • Propane heat, water heat, cooking
  • Wood floors throughout main living areas and beautiful tile elsewhere
  • New well, excellent water
  • Porches on three sides that give us a wide view into woods and surrounding fields, a patio under a pergola, a fire pit and a deck set in the surrounding woodlands.
  • New kitchen with big windows and unique granite countertops
  • Lots of windows on all sides of main living space
  • $6,000+ in energy efficient improvements to shield us from energy cost increases
  • Extensive, custom built attic storage
  • Kiva fireplace
  • Central a/c
  • Separate wooded deck
  • Custom built wood shed plus smaller shed off wooded deck

The lot on which the house is constructed is about 1.7 acres and is a leasehold with a long-term lease of the land held by the community.

The Community – Greening Life

Greening Life Mission Statement: Balance in life, stewardship of the land, emphasis on simplicity and cooperation with one another and growth in spirit. We govern by consensus.

Greening is a non-profit corporation founded in 1973 to create a place where residents can share the joys and responsibilities of intentional community living. A core of 8 individually owned homes on approximately 1½ acre lots is surrounded by pastures, fields and woodlands. The farm is 135 acres with rolling hills, woodlands, pastures and hay fields. Much of the farm is in a conservation easement protecting the land from further development. We have developed roads, hiking trails and outdoor community spaces. The farm buildings include a 100-year old bank barn. We have extensive farming equipment to support upkeep of our roads and green areas including a 2-acre fenced vegetable garden.

Membership – We very strongly hope that all homeowners at Greening Life become members. Membership is a commitment to subscribe to the bylaws and respect our fundamental values. Members share in the upkeep of the property to promote responsibility and cooperation within the community.

Governance – Greening is governed under its Bylaws and by consensus decisions of the members.

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Contact Maureen or Dan at 717-582-7484