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Appropriate Technologies

Deltec Homes Build Your Cozy Deltec Home in the Country 

A cozy, affordable house in the country... Buy some land and put a really special house on it!

Permaculture.NET
Permaculture Courses -- North Carolina

Sundance Power Systems - Sun, Wind & Water Energy Systems: 828-689-2080

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Art and Literature

Graphic Artist:
Carolyn DeMorest Serrano

Highly gifted pen & ink graphic artist, Carolyn is frequently commissioned to draw historic buildings, majestic scenery, and places of business for brochures, unique gifts, and museum collections.
 

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Business

Business Journal of The Tri-Cities
Reliable Contractors

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Career

NC Jobs
 
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Communities

Artisan Park
Asheville Connections
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville.com newcomer's guide
Center for Ecoliteracy
City of Asheville - Civic Center
City of Asheville - Visitor Information
City of Asheville Home page
CoHousing Resources

Earthaven Ecovillage
Explore Asheville
Haywood County Community Network
Jubilee Community! Come Celebrate With Us, Asheville, North Carolina
money.com best places to retire
North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement
SeniorNet Home Page
 

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities Several essays on the emerging need for sustainable communities, a glossary of terms, and the history behind the destruction of indigenous peoples and their sustainable communities.
Artisan Park Status = unknown
Celo Community/
Camp Celo
Celo is a farm home camp for 35 boys and girls ages 7-10 and a senior camp for 25 children ages 11 & 12. We are a coeducational camp and we believe in the Quaker philosophy which stresses cooperation and minimizes competition and regimentation. For the same reason a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds enriches our group. We are in the valley of the South Toe River between the Black Mountains and the Blue Ridge, 50 miles northeast of Asheville, NC. At an altitude of 2600 feet we enjoy a cool mountain climate. We are surrounded by government forests, which protect our water and give us a beautiful area for hiking and camping.
Earthaven Ecovillage Earthaven, a growing neo-tribal ecovillage, is dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living and demonstrating holistic, sustainable culture. Culture's Edge, our non-profit education center, offers hands-on workshops and programs throughout the year which are integral to the overall vision of Earthaven as a living demonstration ecovillage. Earthaven is a spiritually diverse activist community developing on 325 acres in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, USA. Guided by Permaculture design principles, we are building an ecovillage in the midst of a regenerating deciduous forest. We have fifty five full members and expect to grow to approximately 150 people.
Spirit Haven Community

A North Carolina Mountain Retreat and Vacation Spot near Asheville. We have facilities for group retreats, workshops and vacation rentals including a lovely Cottage, a 2 bedroom Lodge Suite, an Efficiency Cabin, and a Bunkhouse as an extra bedroom. We also offer one bedroom Garden Apartment rentals for long term stays. Spirit Haven provides a nourishing atmosphere for residents and guests to explore outer and inner nature, and to relax to the rhythm and magnetism of surrounding forest and mountains.

Unahwi Ridge Unahwi Ridge community has been designed and developed to protect natural resources, preserve productive farmland and promote community in western NC. The 600-acre eco-development offers home sites, gardens, amenities and miles of nature trails. Homesites overlook their certified organic farm and views of surrounding mountains.
Westwood CoHousing Westwood, completed in 1998, is a 24-town home Planned Unit Development with Community Building on 4 acres in Asheville, NC. A private Construction Loan Pool, assembled by the Development Company, financed the construction. The 3,800 square foot Community Building includes a shared kitchen, a dining room, a play room, a lounge, two guest rooms, a library, an office equipment nook, central mailboxes, a laundry facility, a central mechanical room, and unfinished space for future resident group decision. The builder was Neighborhood Design Build of Asheville.
 
 
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Community Service

Center for World Servers

World Servers are those who respond to the inner impulse to aid and uplift Humanity. They are found in every field of human endeavor, seeking to practice right human relations, goodwill, and cooperation.
The Center for World Servers dedicates itself to all who aspire to serve Humanity and usher in a new and better era.
 
Haywood County Community Network
 
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Companies

Reliable Contractors

 
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Computing

McRae Management Corp.
MIT Consulting Group

UNCA Computer Science home page

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Demographics

Geographic Information North Carolina

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Directories

Find It In Asheville
Asheville Yellow Pages
Welcome to the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ridge Runnner - Asheville & W. NC web links
Yahoo! - Regional:U.S. States:North Carolina:Counties and Regions:Western North Carolina:Indices

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Ecology and Environment

Foothills Land Conservancy
Wild Mountain Times - Journal of the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project: 828-258-2667

Dr. Lee Barnes: noted authority on Lower Appalachians E-MAIL

Earthkeeper Medicine Society
An Earth-based Spirituality Group based in the Smoky Mountains. Be sure to check out their Fundamental Principles webpage - definitely words to live by.

Another Earthkeeper Medicine Society
An Earth-based Spirituality Group with extensive Earthkeeper philosophy, Ceremonies, and Links on their website. If you are being called to the role of Earthkeeper, then, by all means, visit this website to get some good background information.

Christian Earthkeeper Society
An Earthkeeper Society based on Biblical Teachings regarding Man's stewardship (dominion) of the Earth and the responsibilities that go with it.

 Children's Earthkeeper Society
A Children's Earthkeeper Society based at the Mckeever Summer Camp in Pennsylvania. Parents: get your children involved in earthkeeping, camping, and reverence for nature as early as possible.  

Yellow Creek Botanical Institute
The Yellow Creek Botanical Institute is a non-profit organization that is working on the advancement of plants native to the southern Appalachians as new crops while fostering sustainable economic development in the region.

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Family

 

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Food

Local Farms

Mountain Food Products
Wholesalers of Quality Fruits & Vegetables, full line of Specialty Organics.
WNC Farmers Market, Brevard Road, Asheville 828-255-7630

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Government

Asheville, NC - City Hall
Haywood County Community Network

 

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History

Mountain People
Articles about how mountain people lived, history, and more links
Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest
Tennessee Hills
Cherokee Indian views, legends,and history. Some nice photos.

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Leisure

 

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Maps

Expedia Maps

Expedia Travel
GORP - Western North Carolina Regional Map - Travel, Tourism and Recreation Guide, outdoor recreation vacation ideas
Intellicast.com Satellite Images & Forecast
MapQuest
NC Southern Mountains (Map)
TerraServer Homepage
TopoZone - The Web's Topographic Map

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Music

Blue Ridge Mountain Music

Celtic Knot
Celtic and Traditional Irish & Scottish Folk Music Ensemble:
Playing a joyful selection of reels & jigs, plus soulful airs & dirges, all on acoustic instruments - violins, flute, guitar, harp, bodhran, and more. Performance Schedule or call 

Celtic Open Sessions WNC has several on-going Celtic Open Sessions for you to enjoy. Check the link for the current session dates & locations.

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New Age

Asheville Holistic Association

Center for World Servers

World Servers are those who respond to the inner impulse to aid and uplift Humanity. They are found in every field of human endeavor, seeking to practice right human relations, goodwill, and cooperation.
The Center for World Servers dedicates itself to all who aspire to serve Humanity and usher in a new and better era.

Spirit in the Smokies

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Newsstand

Local

Adventure in the Smokies - The Mountaineer
Asheville Citizen-Times Online Front Page
Asheville Magazine E - greater Asheville's electronic magazine. Events, stories, resources, and more.
High Country Host
Mountain Times
Mountain Xpress: News and Entertainment for Asheville and WNC
New Life Journal - quarterly journal of natural healing and whole foods for Asheville, western North Carolina, and the Appalachian region.
Seniors Search
- a categorized search engine of many topics relevant to today's senior citizens.
Spirit in the Smokies Asheville's monthly magazine of personal transformation stories and New Age philosophy.
The Smokies Magazine (tm) - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Smoky Mountain News
Articles and links

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Regional/North Carolina

Art of Wellbeing - guide to holistic health care resources in the Greater Triad area.
Biblical Recorder - weekly journal of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Carolina Country - magazine of North Carolina's electric cooperatives. Offers reader feedback, regional culture and business info, calendar of events, art, gardening, recipes, and much more.
Carolina Scene Magazine - the people, the places and the events of the Carolinas!
Charlotte - online version features contents guide, current issue, dining, links, and more.
Charlotte Business Properties - metro Charlotte's commercial real estate publication designed to give a full color specialized editorially based periodical product for brokers, developers, investors and property managers.
Charlotte Parent - featuring articles about parenting issues.
Cities and Roads - short stories by North Carolina writers for readers all over the world.
CityThrills - entertainment magazine direct mailed to business professionals.
ESP Magazine - local entertainment news, sports, and reviews.
Greater Charlotte Biz - business-to-business news for area business owners, executives, and managers.
Lonely Goat Online - the online companion to the monthly magazine promoting the kind lifestyle throughout North Carolina in music, art and writings.
NCNatural -North Carolina Living 'Zine
North Carolina Law Review - Abstracts of leading articles for current and forthcoming issues, list of members, information on submissions and subscribing.
North Carolina Medical Journal - bimonthly journal written for doctors and their patients.
Pamlico-NC - online magazine focusing on Pamlico county.
Pinehurst Magazine - guide to golf, shopping, dining, and more.
PrimeTimes - a monthly publication for seniors who are in the prime of their lives.
Road Runner Carolina - online guide to events and stories from the local area.
Surf & Turf - an internet magazine focusing on the Outer Banks environment.
Web, The - weaving connections within the carolina pagan community and beyond.
 

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Promotions

 

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Real Estate

Ambassador Realty, LLC
Full service realtor in Hendersonville, NC  the region's hottest senior market!
Call 828-697-6656, or out-of-state 1-888-697-6656.

Land for Sale
Homes for Sale
Rentals

Reliable Contractors
Some might argue that this is an oxymoron around here! Actually, there are some reliable contractors in the area that render quality service at a fair price. We know because in renovating Maggie's Place we got some winners and some losers. Here are some of the winners. (DISCLAIMER: Results may vary! These are not to be construed as unqualified endorsements, but simply our personal experiences.)

General Real Estate

Active Adult Retirement Communities in Arizona and Texas Featuring Golf, Swimming, and Beautiful Homes
AlternativeBuildingandSystems
AppNet Real Estate Links for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk Western North Carolina Real Estate
Asheville Newcomer Information - City Resources Asheville , North Carolina information on apartments, moving, relocation, real
Asheville Rental Classifieds. Apartments, Townhouses, Houses and Duplexes for rent
Asheville, North Carolina
BuildFind Construction Classifieds
BuildFind Home Improvement, Construction and Building Industry Resources,Links and Opportunities
Building Industry Exchange - Business to Business Directory of Architects, Engineers, Building Suppliers,Contractors, Developer
Building Systems Council
Building.com Building Industry and Construction Web Directories, Free Websites and Free E-Mail from BuildFind
Building.Com Business to Business Marketplace
Carolina Relocation
City of Asheville Home page
citysearch.com Real Estate Choose Your Area
Cohousing Resources, LLC
Deltec Homes
Discovering the Carolinas
Earthship Biotecture Solar Survival Affordable Housing
Explore Asheville
Find a Local Builder, Contractor, Architect, Designer or Home Garden Store
Free Real Estate Clipart
Friendly4Seniors.com Your Requested Listings
Go Asheville Magazine
Guide to Retirement Living Online!
HomeGain -- Find a real estate agent - Realtor - Real Estate - Homes for sale - Home Buying - Home Selling - Home
Homestore.com New Homes for Sale, Apartments for Rent, Decorating, Home Improvement, Shopping
JLC Forums - Computer Solutions Buildsoft
JLC Online Industry Links
JLC-Online; information resources for the construction industry
money.com best places to retire
REAL Clear by Real-Soft
REALTOR.com Real estate listings, homes for sale, home loans, home buying
Realty Mall-Commercial Real Estate Directory-Portal
Realty Mall-Real Estate Investment Trusts - REITS-US-National
Relocation - Moving Companies
STEMMONS SOFTWARE Multi-Family
TerraServer Homepage
The Land - Black Mountain
The Real Estate Book Media Kit
Web Essentials for for Architects, Engineers, Building Suppliers,Contractors and Developers
Westwood CoHousing in Asheville, North Carolina
Yahoo! Real Estate

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Recreation and Sports

 
The National Park Service

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Recycling

Zentech - computer recycling, upgrades and repairs

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Search Engines

A page of links to various search engines. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it from here!
AltaVista - The Search Company
Dogpile A good MetaSearch Engine that compiles results from several major search engines.
DMOZ - Open Directory Project
LookSmart A categorized directory type search engine that will help you to locate businesses, travel accommodations, etc..

Popular Search Engines
Search Engine Watch Tips About Internet Search Engines & Search Engine Submission
Yahoo!

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Shopping

Mast General Store
Back to Basics Programs and products for Self-Reliance. Grain mill, Vacuum FoodSaver, Living Food Dehydrator, Books & Tapes on Long-Term Food Storage, Organic Gardening, and Homesteading. 828-452-2866
The Happy Hiker, All Season Outfitters, Gatlinburg Tennessee
Buy.Com

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Social Services

AARP Webplace
Center for Ecoliteracy
City of Asheville Home page
Cohousing Resources, LLC
Friendly4Seniors.com Your Requested Listings
Guide to Retirement Living Online!
money.com best places to retire
North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement
The ManKind Project(tm) - New Warrior Training Adventure
Woman Within International, Ltd.

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Travel

Travel Guides:

Outdoor Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains
Insiders Guide to the North Carolina Mountains
Flatlanders Guide to the Carolina Mountains
North Carolina State Guide
Go to the Mountains
North Carolina Traveler
Accomodations Search Engine
Cyber Trip

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Smoky Mountains and Western North Carolina:

Welcome to Asheville, NC
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Government site with lots of information and an online visitors center with photos, maps and more.
GORP - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Imagesbuilder website.
The Smoky Mountains Nando.net website.
http://www.wncweb.com/
Blue Ridge Online
WOLF LODGE
Townsend
On-line brochure with pictures, info on accommodations, arts, crafts, bicycle routes, Cades Cove, events, Old Timers Day, dining, and the National Park.
BlountWeb.com
Business directory, Cades Cove, Classifieds, Churches, Education, Home&Garden, Historic locations, Library, Lodging, Photos, Search
Smoky Mountain Vacation Planning Guide
Area dining, attractions, real estate, accomodations and a National Park page.
Clingmans Dome
Information, history, pictures, and lots of links.
Smokies Pictures
A hikers picture gallery of the smokies including photos of Appalachian Trail locations, Grotto falls, Mt. Cammerer, Rich Mt. and Chimney Tops. This site changes often.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Grandfather Mountain

Join the SmokyMountains e-Group!

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Lodging:

Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE - Bed and Breakfasts * Country Inns
Yahoo! - Regional:U.S. States:North Carolina:Cities:Maggie Valley:Lodging
Yahoo! - Regional:U.S. States:North Carolina:Cities:Balsam:City Guides
Yahoo! - Business and Economy:Companies:Travel:Lodging:Bed and Breakfasts

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Tours and Adventures:

Yahoo! - Business and Economy:Companies:Travel:Tour Operators
Smoky Mountain Tickets & Tours - On-Line Ordering
Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountain Motorcycle Adventure Maps
The Great Smoky Mountain Railway Ride thru the Smokies on a Steam Locomotive!
Rainbow Jet Helicopter Mountain Flights
Blue Ridge Parkway Guided Tour
Appalachian Adventures
Fly Fishing Guide Services
North Carolina Heritage and Crafts
Biltmore Estate

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Weather

Asheville, NC: Intellicast Weather Satellite
Weather Information Superhighway
The Weather Channel
North Carolina Speed Traps

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