Gladheart Farm

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

  • Last updated: June 25, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: May 21, 2013

Mission Statement

Togetherness, Unity, Love, Truth, Trust, Hope

Community Description

We are an Organic Farm that has a few animals(goats, chickens and bees) But we are more than that we are a spiritual Community that gathers twice a day at our Cabin to sing, share our hearts, and pray.
We share a common life together based on the teachings of Yahshua, the son of God, actually doing the things that He commanded His disciples to do when He walked on the earth 2000 years ago. And, in a nutshell, what He commanded us to do is to love one another as He loved us. Not only is that a command, but it is deep in our hearts to do this.
Our life is a life of self-sacrifice, where we are continually meeting the needs of those around us. Each of us that live here are fully devoting ALL of our time, energy, and possessions – everything – to seeing the reality of what is in our Creator’s heart come about on the earth.


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Suburban


  • Area: 9 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
  • Housing Provided: Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: LLC
  • Additional Comments:

    2 are yurts

    We are closer than just a village, we are more like a real commune.


  • Adult Members: 20
  • Child Members: 10
  • Non-member Residents: 5
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 61-70%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Preferably Call First.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Stay and work for a while and listen at the gatherings.

  • Additional Comments:

    Twelve Tribes(Disciples of Yahshua the Messiah)


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Everyone has a voice and common sense, but we do have a council of elders.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    We work six days and keep the Sabbath. We also stop work to gather twice a day.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Energy sources: Biofuel, Well Water and Firewood
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Large Scale Kitchen
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Kosher
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We try to eat responsibly grown and limited meat.

    Visitors who use tobacco are welcome, but will be asked to do so outside away from our dwellings.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Twelve Tribes
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Additional Comments

We have a Farm right outside of the City

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Twelve Tribes

Community Affiliations

Twelve Tribes

Fair Housing Laws

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