On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 10:10 AM EST Christian wrote:
>Congrats Tim. I am very excited for you and your group. Perhaps we can help
>eachother develop our respective communities. I am interested in eventually
>creating a cooperative that communities in the area could benefit from. At a
>minimum perhaps heavy equipment and costly tools that we could share the
>purchase and use of.
>Carolina Common Well
>On 2/16/2012 10:02 AM, tim williams wrote:
>Wanted to take a second to thank all of those who visited
website and completed the information survey. Its
>great to get thoughts and opinions from not only our current members, but
>those thinking about Intentional Communities. The website will be updated
>with some new and exciting news in the next few days.
> We have finally identified and have begun final negotiations on a 45 acre
>parcel of land located near South Boston VA. The site, which is
>unrestricted, contains a private setting of mostly flat, partially wooded,
>cleared pastures, and a running stream on one of its boarders. By the virtue
>of its unrestricted status, we will be perusing a more natural building
>process of rammed earth eco construction, without the hassles of having to
>conform to any zoning, planning or other governmental restrictions. This
>windfall, will greatly reduce our overall cost of community development,
>hence a drastic reduction for our members to become involved with minimal
>costs. We will be utilizing and highly encouraging the use of recycled
>building materials such as windows, doors, natural woods, bamboo and such.
>Our architects and engineers have designed our site plan to center around a
>central common park or "Town Square", lined with traditional styled single
>or two story townhouses, that provide closeness of the community, while
>keeping our own private spaces. Radiating out from our "Town Square",
>individual sites will be available for those who wish to have their own
>single family dwellings. The initial phase of this community will be limited
>to 50 households, and and may at the option of its members increase our
>membership in future years with the addition of purchasing joining land.
>Over two years have been spent in the development of this community, and I
>am thankful for those who have helped shape our future.
>Stone Soup Foundation
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