This post may not interest some of you, but I know I’ve never shown this to ya’ll.
I’ve mentioned in quite a few posts and my ‘about me’ page where I live. A place called Rose Creek Village.
This is home.
We’ve been called a whole lot of things. Some have called us a cult, a culture, a neighborhood, an intentional community. I call us the Church in Selmer. We’re here to be disciples together, that’s really all that we want.
We don’t want a system, and we don’t want ideals. In fact, most people with a lot of ideals as to how this ‘should work‘ don’t usually last very long. Our life is about people.
It’s pretty great that we’re learning about sustainable living, and recycling and raising chickens and more… but our life is about people. Jesus was about people, and living this way gives us ample chances every day to attempt to follow those two commandments that Christ said were so very important; to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength- and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
But, I wanna take you on a virtual tour of my home. Last night, my little Chasah, my friend Benjamyn and I walked around and took a few pictures.
Yes, we live in trailers.
It’s a whole neighborhood of trailers.
We do however try to fix them up and try to cut down on the Tennessee cultural tradition of having dead vehicles, toilets, tubs and other misc lurking in the yard.
This is a storm shelter across the street from our house.
This services 4 households, about 9 families plus, if there is a tornado warning. (we get a good few of those here)
We’re still working on installing some decking in front of our storm shelter… gets a bit on the muddy side at the moment.
This is the bottom of the hill we live on. There’s 4 houses, most having 2 to 3 families, plus a couple single folk.
Here’s something to talk about… some of the lads in the village go around every day and collect rubbish. Aren’t they sweet?
These are my friends, Annie, Abby, her husband Nathan and their kids.
We teach our babies to steal big people’s shoes… it’s important.
I love Papa’s front yard. He’s got two of the best porches around for afternoon relaxation.
There’s a few different kinds of fruit trees in here. And on the far end, we have quite a blueberry patch. This year it’s seemed like the berries are never ending.
And we end our journey, with a big toad. He’s there at the bottom center, staring up at the girls wondering if his doom is upon him.
There’s plenty more that I could show, but I’ve already put nearly 30 pics in this post alone. Next time I’ll show your some of our flower gardens, the town hall, the bus I lived in when we first moved here, horses, sheep, a grocery store and so much more…. (wow, now I realize that I’ve left a whole lot out)
Feel free to ask questions.