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A Sustainable Life
Asheville, North Carolina,
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Hello friends. My name is Morgan Caraway. My better half Mary Jane and I built an earthbag house near Asheville, NC (some info about this technique at earthbagbuilding.com), a cordwood bath house and recently completed an earthbag sunroom addition. We also built our own yurt, set up a rainwater system, built our own micro solar electric system and have learned a lot about sustainable living in general.
We have a vision for a sustainable, loving "blueprint" community. I am seeking co-creators and folks that would like to invest in or donate land for the future of humanity. It would be small, most likely less than 10 groups of people (families, friends, etc). Each group would have a nice sized piece of land to build and do projects on, also this would give them some space when they aren't feeling social. The two guiding priniciples of the community would be to, #1 - respect the Earth and, #2 - to respect your neighbor. People could live how they see fit as long as they don't hurt the environment or anyone else. There would be a large community building that would be the social hub. There could be everything from child and elder care to parties and classes at the community building. One of the most important functions of the community would be to share the knowledge we have learned with others. There would be quarters for visitors to stay and learn. To buy in, people would only pay for their share of the land cost and a small fraction towards the common area.
I would like for this community to be near Asheville, North Carolina as I feel that it is a place that would be receptive towards a different, more fulfilling way of living. I would also consider other areas if the land cost was low enough. I have also been looking at some land in the southwestern part of Virginia, an area where land is cheap and water is plentiful. The point of the community would be that each person could use their skill set in service to the community as a whole. Commuting to a distant workplace wouldn't be required. The buildings could be mostly built from materials from on site and using community labor, drastically reducing construction costs. If you like the sound of this vision or would be interested in investing or donating land to such a project, contact me. Thanks! Morgan.
This page last updated:3/27/2012
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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.
Open to new members:
(I want to create a politics free society so I feel that everyone involved must like each other. All potential new additions would need to be approved by all who already live there.)
(Each person/group would be the monarch of thier individual property as long as they aren't harming the environment and therefore affecting their neighbors in a negative way.)
(Our community won't have a leader but encourage liberty for the individual members and strive for love to be the guiding principle.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
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Percentage of Food Grown:
(Our goal would be to grow over 50% of our own food.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Each individual can worship or not worship as they please.)
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