"Please, patience please. I'm creating a dream"
I've recently purchased 42 acres in the South Western Maine mountains (Roxbury, ME) and it truly is a magical place. My vision is a very large geodesic dome in the center as the dinning and community space. (as a log cabin would have a great room) Made of timber, post and beams utilizing selected trees from the land. Half a dozen tipis, yurts and smaller domes will be where you lay your head at night. Essentially the idea is to build all structures circular in accord with the flow of everything in the universe. There will be solar showers, composting toilets and everything you NEED for a comfortable and unique stay. A community dinner each night will gather everyone together to share inspirations, gratitude's and a chance to get to know some of lifes stories.
"I live in nature where everything is connected, circular. The seasons are circular. The planet is circular, and so is the planet around the sun. The course of water over the earth is circular coming down from the sky and circulating through the world to spread life and then evaporating up again. I live in a circular teepee and build my fire in a circle. The life cycles of plants and animals are circular. I live outside where I can see this. The ancient people understood that our world is a circle, but we modern people have lost site of that. I don't live inside buildings because buildings are dead places where nothing grows, where water doesn't flow, and where life stops. I don't want to live in a dead place. People say that I don't live in a real world, but it's modern Americans who live in a fake world, because they have stepped outside the natural circle of life." -Eustace Conway
I see this space being used for Veterans transitioning from their service to our country, learning skills and using nature as a medicine. Like my Mom always says "everyone could use a little Vitamin Nature" I want to share this discovery because it worked better then any hospital, therapy or pill for myself. It will be a beautiful setting where our youth can open their eyes to the natural world we live in and grow to inspire others along their path. It will be a home base for outdoor enthusiasts who might be hiking, biking, fishing, canoe & kayak, rock climbing, sightseeing, 4 wheeling, skiing, or snowmobiling in the area etc... This space will also give everyone an opportunity to be the teacher and the student. Anyone with a skill set or class they would like to teach can use this space to gather and share. Sustainable living workshops, yoga, sweat lodges and wilderness survival skill shares are a few examples of the possibilities.
The land and location itself can offer this:
- Sits at the end of a "dead end" road, very peaceful and quiet
- The property is nestled between the base of two mountains (Black Mt. & Whitecap Mt. 360 degree views)
- Located between Grafton Notch State Park and Mt. Blue State Park
- Wildlife such as moose and deer are abundant in this area
- Appalachian Trail is 10 miles away
- Babbling brook, 8ft wide flows through the entire property
- Direct access to the ITS 82 (interstate highway for snowmobiles and 4 wheelers)
- 7 waterfalls within 30min
* Step falls, Angel falls, Ellis falls, Andover falls, Coos Canyon, Swift river falls & Silver ripple cascade
- Ellis Pond, Webb Lake, Richardson Lake and Mooselookmeguntic Lake are among the few bodies of water in the area along with an unknown number of rivers and brooks.
- 52 mile stretch of the Androscoggin river: Gorham, NH - Rumford, ME close enough for day trips or overnight.
- 30min South: Bethel, ME home of Sunday River ski resort offers year round activities, a brewery, indoor rock gym, mini golf, laser tag, water slides and a rock & gem shop (dig your own)
- Local convenient store with everything you need just minutes away. For more there is a Wal-Mart and Hannaford located in Rumford with a few shops and restaurants (15min).
- 1hr 45min North of Portland, ME