Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Ashevillage Institue


Located in a neighborhood a few blocks from downtown Asheville, NC, the Ashevillage Institute (AVI) is in its early stages of becoming an urban education center and living laboratory dedicated to sustainable solutions in action. AVI will serve as headquarters for Kleiwerks International, the Ashevillage Building Convergence, and other community meetings. Currently, AVI is one almost complete eco-remodel house in a group of four private homes with a shared backyard. There is a mostly complete earthen cottage in place, called the "Garottage." With a focus on local, regional, national and international outreach and education, AVI will provide a:

*Hands-on center for classes, workshops, presentations & service learning
*Urban demonstration of permaculture & natural building
*Community meeting space, library, studio & more
*Housing for live-in staff & volunteers
*Community healing sanctuary & bath house
*Inspiring model & support network for neighborhood-based permaculture design
*Kleiwerks International & Ashevillage Building Convergence (ABC) headquarters

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