Forming Formed: 2007 Established: 2011
This page last updated:9/27/2012
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Greensward Hamlet, a sustainable cohousing community, completed its first building in July 2011.
The spring and summer of 2012 were spent doing edible and shade landscaping. We are in the process of getting LEED certified. Future buildings will be constructed as people join the community. There are options of duplexes, triplexes, and quads for a total of 20 homes and a common house clustered around a greensward space with connecting paths. He hope to have some of the untis be rentals. Twenty-one acres of a 30-acre parcel will have a pond, a community garden, a labyrinth,other sacred spaces, and nature trails. Special attention will be paid to the preservation of wildlife and wetlands.
This cohousing community is dedicated to mindfulness in all aspects of life and to living in harmony with the earth and its inhabitants.
It is our intention to use no fossil fuels, to recycle to the greatest possible extent, to use environmentally friendly and local building materials, to be good stewards of the land, creatures, and plants, to welcome multigenerational and culturally diverse people, to share resources, to act and speak with love and respect (nonviolently), to self-govern through a consensus process, to interact with and welcome neighbors and visitors, to support each other through our life journeys, and to share our knowledge and experience with others through public talks, workshops, and classes.
OUR VISION is to create a sustainable community that nurtures our souls, preserves our natural resources and inspires hope for the future.
OUR 7 INTENTIONS –
1. To promote a supportive, harmonious community atmosphere that balances the desire for community with the need for privacy and solitude.
2. To be member-owned, self-governed and collaboratively managed by consensus process.
3. To be welcoming and supportive of diversity of people and ideas.
4. To support wellness and mindfulness.
5. To live in harmony with each other and our neighbors.
6. To minimize our carbon and ecological footprint on the planet by using ecologically sound design and construction, growing some of our own food, recycling, carpooling when possible and finding creative ways to conserve natural resources.
7. To be a model and resource for others seeking a sustainable lifestyle and/or to live in community.
Status: First duplex completed and occupied.
This page last updated:9/27/2012
Visitor Process: Contact Francoise Paradis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 207-227-3678.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(To be determined later)
($1,000 to become an equity member; $100 to become an associate member; No fee to be a)
(Monthly fees for maintenane, repairs, and future projects)
Land and Buildings
30 acres (12.1 hectares)
Land Owned By:
(Land owned by F.E. Paradis Enterprises and will deed to the condominium association)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(There will be an organic community garden.)
Share Community Meals:
(That is the intention.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(While, we encourage vegetarian and vegan diets, each individual chooses their diets mindfully.)
(For celebrations and special events.)
(Not used in common spaces)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Schooling choice is up to the families.)
(The first 2 units built and occupied.)
Number of Units:
2 units completed. Total will be 20
Square Feet in Common House:
(The common house will feature great room, kitchen, guest rooms, exercise room, playroom, game room, quiet rooms, craft /art rooms, multipurpose rooms.)
Kaplan Thompson Architects, Portland, ME
FE Paradis Enterprises, LLC
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