OK, I may just have to move here. Granted, at this point it’s still just a plan and some open space, but later this year the Village of Blume Eco-Village is supposed to “come online” as a fully sustainable place to live that looks pretty cool. Just 30 minutes away from downtown Charlotte, NC on 360 acres of land, the Village of Blume is set to become a model for sustainable living for the entire region. For residents in Harrisburg, North Carolina, where the community will be located, the village will provide:
Houses will be priced from the low $200’s to over $400,000, there will be a 25 acre farm for growing food for the residents, no big-box stores will be allowed in the neighborhood shopping area, and there will be 2 solar farms on the property to help power everything using the power of the sun. From reading through their materials, it looks like these guys really are trying to build a very cool place that is inviting to both hardcore sustainability folks and those looking for a sense of community above all else.
Seriously…where do I sign up? I hope that over time that people request more communities are built with standards like this rather than just tract homes thrown together wherever developers can find cheap land. “House farms”, as I call them, don’t offer any of the things that villages like this one could!
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