Join Us for a Good Tree Village Community Presentation on Sunday, 7 October 2012

We are yearning for community. We dream of lives that are wholesome, satisfying, cooperative, full of warmth, kindness,and safety. We are thirsty for spontaneity and connectedness. We crave for a place where we can sink roots. We long to contribute and be truly interactive instead of passive spectators. We want to share our lives with those who share themselves, appreciate others and be appreciated.

We want to live in the company of family and good friends.

To facilitate this vision, Good Tree Village is using the cohousing model, an increasingly popular form of intentional community called the “old-school village for modern times”. It balances personal privacy with the benefits of community.

If this resonates with you, reach out to us by joining us on 7 October 2012 for a presentation about cohousing and creating Good Tree Village, the first faith-based cohousing community in the DC Metro area. Learn more about cohousing and how we can work together to help make this community vision a reality. Out of respect for everyone’s time, we’ll start and end on time. Call in at 712.432.3066, enter conference code 210557 on Sunday, 7 October 2012, 1130AM-1230PM.

Note: The conference call number is NOT a toll-free number. Long distance rates may apply. Most of us have call anywhere phone/mobile plans, however if this is a barrier for you, please contact us via email or phone (below).

While we’d much rather see you all face to face, we decided to try a conference call this time to allow those who are interested but can’t make the trip an opportunity to tune in, learn more about Good Tree Village, and ask questions in a group setting.

On Facebook? Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/350233085067637/.

You can also give us a ring at 301.541.3223 or send off an email to GoodTreeVillage [at] gmail [dot] com.

Talk to you soon!

You Might Be Interested in Good Tree Village If…

illustration credit: Nino Jose Heredia, Gulf News

  1. You’d like to live near Prince George’s Muslim Association
    You wouldn’t mind living in a close-knit community within 5 miles of one of the most culturally diverse and socially active Muslim communities in Prince George’s County: PGMA in Lanham, MD. A 5-mile radius includes cities such as Cheverly, College Park, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Lanham, or New Carrollton.
  2. You are attracted to Cohousing
    You’d like to live in an intentional community composed of private homes supplemented by shared facilities. You are interested in planning, owning and managing the community by consensus and also sharing activities which may include cooking, dining, child care, gardening, and governance of the community. You’d be interested in having nearby common facilities like a community kitchen & dining room, laundry, guest rooms, community gardens and other green spaces. You understand how cohousing facilitates interaction among neighbors for social, practical benefits, economic and environmental benefit.

  3. You are drawn to Green Living
    You want to live lightly on the earth, reviving the tradition of being a steward of our shared planet. You try to reduce your consumption, recycle what you use, and find ways to reuse what you can.

    photo credit: green-muslims.org

  4. You are fascinated by Modern Design
    You like simplified design and use of natural elements tastefully paired with glass, steel and concrete in architecture. You dream about owning a home like those found in magazines like Dwell.

    image credit: ZeroEnergy.com
  5. You are concerned about Sustainable Housing
    You interested in learning about and implementing sustainable building tools and strategies like passive house standards, solar power, geothermal heating and cooling, passive solar design, water harvesting, using non-toxic materials, planting native species, and minimizing the disturbance of the natural habitat when building homes and other buildings.

If you connected with these five points, reach out to us by attending one of our work sessions or gatherings, emailing us at goodtreevillage [at] gmail [dot] com or giving us a ring: 301.541.3223 (Kori) or 301.337.7171 (Ishaq).