In a world where housing is becoming less and less accessible, Rachael and Cameron bought six acres and used it for a communal living space. Focusing on the element of community, the couple provides a fantastic experience for students.
After purchasing the property outside Boone, North Carolina, they hired students to help create the space. Communal labor and supplies came together quickly to build the first tiny house for Rachael and Cameron, and it expanded from there.
Now there are two additional dwellings, called the “Outlook” and the “Chocolate House,” where students can live and experience a self-sustaining and economically-friendly lifestyle for a while.
In addition to the living spaces and tiny houses, Rachael and Cameron have a classroom area for guests to learn about the project and lifestyle. One of the most important uses for their space is to teach others about sustainability.
They wanted to give students an opportunity to try sustainable living without making a massive commitment to the way of life. Many students have gone on to live sustainable lives or in tiny homes because of the experience.
They are off the grid for resources and utilize the sun, rain, and trees for most of their needs. Their solar system can invert up to 5,000 watts and can be hard to keep up with in cloudy North Carolina. Regardless, the sacrifices are worth it.
There is no other place like Rachael and Cameron’s property. Their dwellings, teachings, and community all work together to improve The Future People project. They look forward to expanding and hosting students for as long as possible.