villages at crest mountain asheville nc: Asheville’s Villages at Crest Mountain- The Mountain View Building Sites - 12/03/10 08:15 AM
Here at the Villages at Crest Mountain, we are less than 10 minutes away from downtown. Yet, I am excited that we have gone to great lengths to preserve the wonderful mountain views.  I was telling one of our interested visitors that some of the building sites, like the one just above where I am standing in the video clip, even are adjacent to miles of trails! Here (below) is a short 21-SEC video that lets you see what I mean
So, if you are vacationing in or near Asheville during the holiday season, and Your Dream includes living in Asheville … (5 comments)

villages at crest mountain asheville nc: The Villages at Crest Mountain- Asheville's Landmark Intentional Community - 10/05/10 08:11 AM
Here at the Villages at Crest Mountain  in beautiful Asheville, NC we have noticed validation for our commitment to “green” development in the form of a trend. More and more, people coming to meet with me for a tour here at the Villages are stressing their concern about  things beyond the transaction for the purchase of a property. They are invested in the property, yes— and the Villages at Crest Mountain is a worthy investment and excellent choice when it comes to property as we are not only responsible in terms of sustainable practices, but are also debt-free—
The … (3 comments)

villages at crest mountain asheville nc: Permaculture at The Villages at Crest Mountain- Asheville NC - 09/28/10 08:52 AM
Since 1978  when Bill Morrison, an Australian ecologist invented the term "Permaculture" ( "permanent agriculture")  it has proven, time and again, to be a solid approach to designing sustainable systems. 
Based on that successful track record, here at the Villages at Crest Mountain we have incorporated Permaculture right from the start. Like our Permaculture expert, Chuck Marsh,   we are excited about  the idea that Permaculture encompasses ecological human design and plant production systems—together— in  a whole system. Here, each component relates to another component.
According to Wikipedia, modern Permaculture is “ a system design tool. It is a way … (7 comments)

villages at crest mountain asheville nc: Putting Sustainable Practices into Action- Asheville’s Villages at Crest Mountain - 09/27/10 12:45 PM
Here at the Villages at Crest Mountain we have been talking with our Green Experts Team including Steve Cochran our Chief Sustainability Officer about putting sustainable practices into action.  
We have already taken steps to assure sustainability at the Villages. And we are proud of the way the Project is coming together. Here in Asheville it is a Project that has generated a great deal of interest.
Right from the start  (see photo of land and view as we began the project) we asked Chuck Marsh to come on board as our Permaculture expert, and committed to  implementing the … (3 comments)

villages at crest mountain asheville nc: Green Neighborhoods- Affordable Homes-The Eco Villages at Crest Mountain- Asheville, NC - 08/26/10 08:49 AM
Ask Clint Lasher, Project Manager at the Villages at Crest Mountain in Asheville, NC  about making dreams of an affordable “Green’ home come true if you want to smile.  (see 12 second video, below)
The Dream: A LEED for Neighborhood™ registered project where you will find affordable homes. Location: The Villages at Crest Mountain, Asheville, NC
 The Definition of A Dream:  A LEED for Neighborhood™ registered project -- A neighborhood that complies with the Nation's first rating system for Green Neighborhoods. In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has created a powerful environmental strategy: sustainability … (4 comments)

villages at crest mountain asheville nc: 7 Eco-Friendly Factors and Asheville's Landmark Intentional Community - 08/23/10 05:37 AM


I was asked not long ago  how the Villages at Crest Mountain-- Asheville NC's answer to      the demand for eco-friendly and close-in properties, defined our Vision. Here is the answer- we are all about

Being eco-friendly:
-               Utilizing permaculture design principles

-               Enhancing wildlife conservation & restoring habitat diversity
-               Establishing rainwater harvesting
-               Requiring Healthy Built or LEED certified homes
-               Providing an edible landscape design
-               Promoting energy efficiency, conservation & generation
-               Encouraging passive & active … (7 comments)

villages at crest mountain asheville nc: ASHEVILLE INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY-VILLAGES AT CREST MOUNTAIN ~ a LEED® for Neighborhood Development™ - 08/18/10 07:25 AM

ASHEVILLE NC —The latest residents-to-be at the Villages at Crest Mountain are looking forward to locally grown and harvested food just an amble from their door.
It was early morning Saturday, when we sat down with Clint Lasher and his pal Murphy at the Eco Villages at Crest Mountain where tours of the property soon would be picking up speed for the day.
“We are excited about the activity this summer, " Clint told me. " People choosing this intentional community are attracted to the underlying Permaculture design here at the Villages.”
Clint is the  Project Manager at one of … (7 comments)

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