Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happenings in August

Well, our marketed efforts are paying off!  We just started spreading the word about Elderberry a few months ago and we have several new members and 5 tours coming up!  Now is the time to get on board!

We met with the architect again this week and are likely on the last revision of the home plans.  Members may use the plans as they are, or pay the architect to make whatever changes they wish.  We can also allow a handful of members to design and build their own home (we have promised the builder 10 of the 18 homes).  We'll put the designs on the website as soon as they are finalized.

We did a bit of site clean-up and some bush hogging around the site today.  This week we will be getting estimates for septic systems.

For those interested in meeting our members and getting a little exercise, our next workday at the site will be Sunday Aug 26th from 10-3.  We'll serve lunch!


  1. From the description Elderberry sounds like a wonderful place! How do the people interact? Do they really bond and have a good time? It's a subject I've taken interest in after going to Brazil and experiencing how they interact. I'd love to hear what you think about my experiences as well.

  2. Hi Jonathan;
    Since Elderberry is just forming, no one is living there yet - even so, we are bonding! We meet regularly to plan the homes and how we want to live together. A few of us currently live in a similar community (adjacent to Elderberry) and have been living together for 22 years. YES we have bonded - most of us like family, especially the kids. We work, eat and play together quite often and we help one another out as needed. Living in a community like this is great, and being able to have a little village in the country is even better!