Imagine your new home in this serene three plus acre parklike setting in West Asheville. Openings among the trees and a south facing slope provide the home sites for creative cottages on this beautiful one of a kind property with rolling hills, established trees, a small creek, and much more.
Participate in the design of your green built home, a permaculture designed landscape, a shared garden and a common space in a community that you care about and cares about you.
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- 11 homesites
- Green built cottages
- Collaborative design
- Intentional neighbors
- Common house with shared kitchen, living, and workspace
- Common green space
- 3 1/4 total acres
- Wooded rolling land
- South facing slope
- Shared garden
- Spring-fed creek
Nestled just a ways up off of New Leicester Hwy from the bustling Patton Avenue intersection, Echo Hills offers a surprising refuge from the city pace with the convenience of having downtown located just minutes down the road. Mature trees provide shade and a sense of place for a cluster of eco-friendly homes built with responsible and authentic living in mind.
So, what’s an “Intentional Neighborhood?”
Over the years, we’ve found that many people front load a lot of baggage onto the term ‘community.’ We know we certainly have ourselves in the past. This gets intensified by orders of magnitude when we call a group of people an intentional community.
What kind of baggage do we mean? Just expectations, really. Everyone’s idea of an ideal community is different, kind of like a dream utopia. And the search for a preexisting community or the perfect people to build one with can prove…well, let us know when you find them.
We use the term neighborhood because it lowers expectations for ourselves and others while communicating the sense of place and connection that we’ve created and are growing. But, more so than a friendly cul-de-sac, we are building a home for people who live their lives and approach their relationships with as much intention as they can muster and maintain. And ‘intentional neighborhood’ sums all that up well enough.
What happens at Echo Hills?
While we all have lives of our own here in our intentional neighborhood, residents have opportunities to connect with their neighbors to whatever extent they are comfortable with.
For those who are kinetically oriented, there’s plenty of opportunities to be physically active and get your hands dirty in the community garden, caring for the chickens and bees, and working on projects of your own in our shared workspace.
For folks who are more cerebral or heart-centered, there’s room to explore proven communication tools like NVC, sociocracy, the Blueprint of We, and more.
We have weekly qi gong and meditation exercises before our neighborhood potlucks, and there are other active circles for those looking for a deep dive in other areas. We know how to have fun, too, with spontaneous game nights, outings, catching a show, etc.