If you’ve seen or lived in a cohousing community or ecovillage, you have a good idea of what Stone’s Throw will look like. A people-oriented rather than car-oriented neighborhood with plenty of green space and privacy, as well as close-at-hand opportunities to share a meal, or childcare, or just visit off the porch.
We are a group committed to using permaculture principles in the design of our neighborhood and homes, welcoming diversity in our community, committed to non-violent communication and conflict resolution, and making decisions by consensus . We have joined together to build a group of people that know each other well and can make decisions cooperatively. At the same time we are moving into the next phases of community design, land purchase, and construction.
We are working to design and build together a neighborhood that promotes social interaction and sharing of resources. We’ve made an important choice to live within walking distance of the center of Viroqua, Wisconsin to reduce car use.
Viroqua is the Vernon County seat, a livable town of 4,500 with a thriving food co-op in one of the most concentrated areas of organic farms in the country. Viroqua is also in the heart of the beautiful driftless area of SW Wisconsin with its steep ridges and fertile valleys; cold, clean spring creeks; abundant wildlife; and tall bluffs overlooking the Mississippi river.
Explore! Check out this website, ask questions, and then visit with us if you would like to help build a cooperative, convenient, and sustainable community.