Powhatan Ecovillage Meeting with Developer/Builder

Meeting with a Powhatan developer/builder seeking resilient, confident, and proactive people to explore the possibility of sustainable living in a Powhatan ecovillage with community gardens, an off-grid common house, and for-sale homes priced in the $200s

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  • Yoomie

    In view of feedback from the meeting, I've started a sister Meetup group! Please join and spread the word! http://www.meetup.com/PowhatanEcoVillage/

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Robin H.

    a very good initial meeting.

    May 20, 2013

  • drobraeon

    Does anyone who attended this meetup go to the Sunday morning service at First Unitarian?

    May 18, 2013

  • Judy Bloom N.

    Very interesting and informative - a great group to spend an afternoon with and the developers were terrific.

    May 18, 2013

  • drobraeon

    Sorry, it looks like I won't be able to make it today

    May 18, 2013

  • drobraeon

    What is the name of the developer/co? Website? And is this meetup solely for this Meetup group, or a collaboration, or open to anyone? Thanks!

    May 7, 2013

    • Yoomie

      I'll have to ask permission. Please do save some of your great questions for the meeting and ask them in person. There are no fixed answers at the moment. We are starting a dialogue, one that I hope will be informative and productive for all compatible parties! :)

      May 8, 2013

    • drobraeon

      No problem... in the meantime I will meditate on the concept of pragmatic idealism :D

      May 8, 2013

  • drobraeon

    Serendipity caused me to stumble upon this article today in Communities magazine: http://communities.ic.org/articles/1641/Achieving_Affordability_with_Cohousing

    I should have kept it in mind that this is the Cohousing Meetup group, that those principles would be implicitly applied to an offshoot ecovillage initiative. I think that is what Yoomie may have been hinting at in her response to my original comment. I am still learning, and I do have some misconceptions/preconceptions to get over. Sorry, Yoomie!

    (I intended to get involved with this group when I joined up last November, but a rough move over the winter left me mentally & physically exhausted for some time)

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • Yoomie

      No apologies necessary! Looking forward to meeting you in person! :)

      May 6, 2013

    • Judy Bloom N.

      Great article drobraeon. Thanks for sharing it!

      May 6, 2013

  • Judy Bloom N.

    I look forward to "having a conversation"with others interested in a greener, kinder way of living with some cooperation in areas such as growing food/gardening, recreation, perhaps transportation and general community. Bill and I will see you there.

    May 4, 2013

  • Judy Bloom N.

    Great - we look forward to it.

    May 4, 2013

  • drobraeon

    So you got my attention with "ecovillage". However, phrases like "developer/builder" and "homes priced in the $200s" throw up red flags for me. Should I consider myself disqualified for this venture if I do not currently have access to that amount of fiat and do not wish to become a debt-serf-for-life to obtain it?

    May 2, 2013

    • Yoomie

      That is completely understandable. Time is often more precious and scarcer than money! Depending upon who is in the room, we may just have open discussion the entire time. Hope to see you there!

      May 3, 2013

    • drobraeon

      As a stay-at-home dad, I have plenty of time, but most of it belongs to my kids... Those rare opportunities I can take to get out on my own, I must use wisely in order to keep myself in my wife's good graces :D

      May 3, 2013

  • Yoomie

    For comparison purposes, here is a link to Ecovillage at Ithaca's current rental and for sale listings: http://ecovillageithaca.org/evi/index.php/membership/rentals-and-houses-for-sale.

    May 3, 2013

    • drobraeon

      Yes, and from the photos these homes appear to be very upscale. Or, at least, my perception of upscale... It appears I have a different concept of ecovillage, one that is more bare-bones, frugal, made-by-one's-own-h­and (owner-builder). Hence my negative reaction to the $200k price range... I do not intend to be argumentative or combative; I only seek to come to an understanding. If we disagree, I will agree to disagree.

      May 3, 2013

  • Robin H.

    Yes, I'm interested.

    May 3, 2013

  • Cary H.

    Sorry, I will be at motorcycle rally this weekend

    May 3, 2013

  • Yoomie

    If there's sufficient interest, a separate "sister" Meetup group will be formed for us ecovillagers!

    May 2, 2013

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