Columbus, North Carolina, United States

  • Last updated: October 20, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: October 1, 2007

Mission Statement

To discover and share health for oneself and the planet by addressing whichever area of health—body, mind, spirit, or emotions—that you need to strengthen.

Community Description

The 125-acre Adawehi campus is the home of around 50 people. It is a community of individuals who are raising their consciousness by releasing patterns that keep them from acting, thinking, and/or feeling the vibrancy of health. While each individual will have their particular focus, support of health is always the theme in all ten community houses. New homes are under construction to give more people an opportunity to join.

The population of the community is a multi-racial mix of old and young, singles, couples, and families. While everyone is expected to contribute in maintaining the Adawehi buildings, grounds, and activities, jobs must be secured away from the land. The diversity of our community family has brought together a beautiful cornucopia of heart-gifts and talents. To check if we are a good fit, our Adawehi Bed & Breakfast offers two gorgeous rooms available for nightly/weekly rent.

Adawehi has a multitude of offerings to support you in gaining your personal goals of health such as: personal growth classes, yoga, community events, Beneficial Foods organic grocery, workout equipment, walking trails, ten wellness practitioners, plus a vast collection of supportive CD’s by the founder, Jackie Woods.

We believe that everyone is entitled to live life in a passionate and creative way. However, to reach this state, you need to be healthy in body, mind, spirit, and emotions. It is this principle on which the Adawehi community was founded. And by living it, that the community has stayed healthy for seventeen years. The vibrancy of health should be a carrier of your spirit’s love into all areas of your expression. We welcome you to join us on our journey. For when people have the support to heal on all levels of their being, their hearts touch other hearts and the world is changed.

For more information about the Adawehi Community, its mission, and its offerings, please visit


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Organization, Resource, or Network, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 125 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 18
  • Planned number of residences: 2
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments:

    We also have eight single-family homes for rent on the Adawehi property. We are constructing two additional single-family homes at this time.


  • Adult Members: 45
  • Child Members: 4
  • Percent Women: 71-80%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Call 828-894-0124 ext. 1 or send an email to [email protected] and we will be glad to welcome you with a guided tour.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    non-denominational spirituality


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

    Jackie Woods is the founder and director.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 10
  • Open to members with existing debt: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Gym or sports area, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Biodynamic community garden


  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): non-demoniminational spirituality
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations



health, alternative healing, personal growth, spiritual growth