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Altair EcoVillage

Multi-generational, Suburban
Sunset Lane
P.O. Box 353
Kimberton, Pennsylvania 19442
  • Move in year :
  • 2022
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • 6-10 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • N/A

Description:

The LLC is currently working with the Township to develop a Sustainability Ordinance which will allow an energy-efficient Cohousing model for 30 town houses and duplexes with a 55+ age restriction (20% younger families allowed). Our professionals can then proceed with community workshops to finalize the site design and Common House with future residents, and proceed with Subdivision and Land Development approval and building permits.
We currently have nine member families, have invested over $500K, and are projecting prices in the low $300’s for 1-BR, 2-BR, and a few other types of homes.
In the meantime, our non-profit entity, Kimberton EcoVillage, INC has the following:
Mission:

“To promote and develop the Kimberton EcoVillage and other ecovillages, and to educate members and the public in sustainable methods and practices of developing and governing ecovillages.”

Tasks:

Member marketing
Member Governance through Task Circles (Buildings & Grounds, Governance, Membership and Outreach)
Organize and hold educational workshops for the Members and the public
Focus on sustainability as it applies to a model community
Train in group process – consensus, facilitation, non-violent communication
Pursue grants to reduce costs of this and other ecovillages
Maintain a library
Act as stewards of the Kimberton site and use best permaculture practices
Broaden the mission through attending conferences and connecting with other ecovillages
Model a work fair-share program
Develop a maintenance program and budget for the Kimberton project
Sponsor an intern program for students to explore and research aspects of ecovillages
To this end, this year we have reviewed and adopted revised bylaws, elected Officers, designated Charters for Task Circles and assigned Chairs of those Circles, expanded the Steering Committee, adopted a Budget, established an Annual Members Meeting, and acquired a Corporate Seal.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Community Garden
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
Accessibility
  • All units fully accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Guest Rooms
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
Decision Making
  • Consensus
Meals
  • 1-2 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
Vision
  • EcoVillage
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