Last update 12/06/09
email: ab414@seorf.ohiou.edu

Zim Zam

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Zim Zam is a word coined to express our desire for vibrant physical, mental and emotional health. Zim Zam means being "in sync"; being connected with our world; flowing, growing and living in tune with the earth.

Current Zim Zam members are:
Lola
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Jonathon
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Ife
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Barbara
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Cicada
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We own a 3 bedroom house (the Eco-House) and a 2 bedroom house (the Sun-House) on an acre of land 3 miles from downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The three bedroom house was built in 1915. We are doing what we can to make it more sustainable. The two bedroom house was recently completed. It features a passive solar design.




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Visiting
We are currently renting out one room in the Eco-House through Airbnb.com.
This is for short term rental, by the night.
If you are interested in staying here, please book the room through Airbnb.

We are fixing up the other bedrooms in the Eco-House so we can use use the whole house for short term rentals. People staying here will have the opportunity to spend time in a space that is vegan and eco friendly. It is our hope that this will give us an opportunity to share issues of sustainability and compassionate living with a wider community.

Our Vision for Zim Zam includes:


Potentials for Joining and Expansion
We currently are in flux.
As a community we are not actively seeking new members at this time,
and we are not seeking long term renters or residents right now either.

but if you are the right person, don't let that stop you (see Longterm below).

Visiting
We are not considering at this time any open ended visiting.
Currently the best way to visit us is by booking a room with Airbnb.

Shortterm
There may be a possibility, for the right person or persons, to arrange short term residency that involves working to fix up the Eco-House, if you have good experience in any of the following:
Longterm
Some possible ways we could grow are:
Many long term options require money and the person wanting to do this
might need to live somewhere else until the new living space was available.
"BUT WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE MONEY?" Click Here

Are you interested in creating and living in an eco-neighborhood?

EVEN IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO IS NOT VEGAN
OR YOU HAVE A PET
WE ARE STILL INTERESTED IN PEOPLE OF ACTIVIST AND PERMACULTURE MINDSET
PURCHASING ADJACENT AND/OR NEARBY HOUSES!

SOMETIMES THERE ARE NEARBY HOUSES and PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET
AND OTHERS MIGHT BE AVAILABLE IF THEIR OWNERS WERE APPROACHED ABOUT SELLING.



In forming ZimZam one proposal has been to create a non-profit corporation which would assist the community in fulfilling its goals. The following purposes have been proposed within the draft bylaws for ZimZam Foundation:

  1. Preservation and protection of wildlife and its habitat,
  2. Watershed protection,
  3. Research into and demonstration of sustainable integration of human habitation within the natural environment,
  4. Research into and demonstration of shelter/housing which is non-toxic and minimally allergenic to the inhabitants as well as non-polluting to the surrounding environment,
  5. Research into and demonstration of the process of transition from existing unsustainable models of human habitation, both urban and rural, to sustainable habitation.

Contacting Us
If you are interested
send us email at: ab414@seorf.ohiou.edu
or write to us at:
Zim Zam
P.O. Box 15892
Asheville, NC, 28813
or call: 828-348-4892
At this time email is the prefered way to make an initial contact.
We'll also be glad to call you on the phone
(if you are within the U.S.)

We also don't necessarily respond as quickly to people as you might like. I apologize in advance.
A non-response may mean we are very busy.
Don't hesitate to contact us a second time if we don't respond the first time.


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