Asheville Mountain Meadows

Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States

  • Last updated: January 18, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: June 24, 2011

Mission Statement

Mountain Meadows is a Green, Organic, & Sustainable community that listens to the land and fosters positive, fruitful, and conscious relationships. The beautiful new river rock and hardwood (70% comes from our land) Pavilion is a gathering place for spontaneous get-togethers and community events.

Our Spirit…

Born in the spirit of cooperation and camraderie, Mountain Meadows is a Green, Organic, & Sustainable community with Common Area gardens and orchard plus an artfully designed Pavilion & Patio. Our caring and kind design “listens to the land” while fostering positive, fruitful, and conscious relationships in a pastoral setting.Our Spirit…

Born in the spirit of cooperation and camaraderie, Mountain Meadows is a Green, Organic, & Sustainable community with Common Area gardens and orchard plus an artfully designed Pavilion & Patio. Our caring and kind design “listens to the land” while fostering positive, fruitful, and conscious relationships in a pastoral setting.

“When you have more than you need build a longer table – not a higher fence” (author unknown)

Community Description

Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek is a Healthy Lifestyles community. We are Green, Organic, and Sustainably oriented and recognize the overarching value of positive human interaction in a welcoming and conscious environment. Enjoy the 5+ acre common area with organic vegetable areas by Crooked Creek and an organic orchard already in-place. Our new and beautiful Pavilion & Patio and grounds creates a warm surround for caring and kind interface, poetry readings, spiritual musings. yoga classes, drumming, musical events, potlucks, etc. Boulders, a game area with fire pit are ready and 200 xeriscape plants are being nurtured.Most importantly, many of us will enjoy spontaneous chat and a cup of java or tea around the fireplace, fire pit, or grill. The Pavilion also offers a small heated kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor and indoor games in a rich stone and wood Arts & Crafts setting near the entry. Come take a look at our community: 67% (21) of our 30 lots are SOLD but many pretty lots remain including 3 long-distance view lots that gaze toward the Mt. Pisgah range; and 3 homes will be started in the next 3 months.

<25 minutes to downtown Asheville • 7 minutes to Mars Hill

All 4 lane highway to Asheville except last 2 miles of State Road• High-speed cable and all underground utilities

High mountain air quality & south facing• mountain water supply • 5 1/2 A Organic garden & poultry patch area, orchard, Pavilion & Patio with FP, Grill, Fire Pit, Games, Sustainable & Eco-friendly • Heirloom seed bank initiated

1A-5A forest privacy • Creek & Meadows

GreenBuilt NC homes …Small and beautiful homes encouraged

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About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 58 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 30
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    30 home-sites on 58 acres with 67% (21) Lots SOLD with a well-crafted and pretty Pavilion & Patio including FP, grill, heated kitchen & bathroom, firepit, and outdoor games…

Membership

  • Adult Members: 31
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Call Bernie 828 230-0755

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Lot owners are automatically Members…

  • Additional Comments:

    We (developers Sandy & Bernie Byrne) own our 9 acre Farm adjacent to Mountain Meadows and have invited kind, compassionate individualists who are seeking a one-of-a-kind community in the vein of Green, Organic, & Sustainable with a healthy lifestyle motif…

Government

  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Consensus by listening to each individual until each person feels their viewpoints have been fully listened to….

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $25
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Association Fee is $300/year per “fee” mentioned above as “ongoing contribution”

    NC laws require a Home Owners Association for all communities…

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • 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:

    Health is wealth and good food choices and exercise are part of that dynamic…

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments:

    Mountain Meadows encourages the highest level of health physically, mentally, & spiritually…

Additional Comments

We welcome kind and aware individuals to Mountain Meadows who are in concert with abundance, sustainability, and forthright and honest communication skills…

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Green Building Alliance

Keywords

sustainable, eco-friendly, holistic, survival, green, intentional, conscious, organic