Based on Realize Communities’ proposal, the proposed partners would include:
- Realize Communities (Non-Profit Organization and Village Administrator);
- Vagabond (Tiny home builder);
- Sagebrush Collective (Non-Profit Organization that represents the need of the village residents);
- Third Party Project Investors(including CMHC);
- Town (Landowner and land developer)
The independent non-profit organization, created by Vagabond Tiny Homes that would act as the ecovillage administrator and manage the long-term operation of the ecovillage component of the larger project. In partnership with an experienced property management company, this would include upkeep and maintenance of village facilities and grounds.
Realize Communities would be the “leasee” in the land lease agreement and would carry the debt from project financing, pay for the land lease, and cover village utilities and expenses. Any profits derived from the operations of the Ecovillage would be re-invested into the ecovillage (and/or the greater community).
Vagabond Tiny Homes
Vagabond Tiny Homes would be contracted to build and finish the tiny homes in the ecovillage.
Vagabond Tiny Homes’ philosophy is that someone can live in a small home and do so successfully and indefinitely. The way to achieve this is by designing and building a new kind of tiny home, with incredible efficiency as well as comfort. The owners of Vagabond Tiny Homes believe in efficient living that considers decreased energy consumption, small space design, and presents the opportunity to prioritize what in life is truly valuable. They offer people a choice to live well while living modestly and purposefully within a sustainable footprint.
The independent non-profit organization, created by Vagabond Tiny Homes that would represent the needs of the ecovillage residents and manage the collective social (participatory) decisions, similar to a community co-op. Sagebrush Social would create facility programs and activities, work with residents of the village to enhance their living experience based on resident needs and goals.