A few weeks ago I spent a day with my parents, and I checked out the Green House Homes construction at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.
The earliest part of construction, right now after the groundbreaking, is the most challenging time for everyone to watch, because we want to see more than we are seeing. It’s that way with any construction project.
Holes are dug, concrete footings are laid, and I even observed some pipes here and there. We all want to see buildings, but they are not rising up just yet because foundations must be firmly installed before the rest of the structures are built.
The Bible mentions the need for strong basic infrastructure in Isaiah 44:28, “…and its foundation shall be firmly laid.”
So, too, will these Green Houses Homes in the new Woodland Park community have firm foundations — in the physical sense, of course, but also in the bonds formed by optimistic and wise elders who choose to live together despite some of the challenges and rigors of aging.
Make no mistake, the structures in Woodland Park will be homes — not mere houses.
To learn more please read these posts about Woodland Park Green House Homes, a new community at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.
- Woodland Park Green Houses Have Roofs, June 3, 2012
- Woodland Park Green House Walls are Rising – April 28, 2012
- Green House Homes at Woodland Park (VMRC) Construction Update, April 8, 2012
- VMRC Construction Update: On Foundations Firmly Laid – April 3, 2012
- All About the VMRC Woodland Park Groundbreaking – January 5, 2012
- Green Houses for Older Elders
- Replacing a Nursing Community with Green House® Homes
- Nuts and Bolts of Green House Planning
- Building a Green House Home – The Inside
- To learn even more about Green House® Homes go to the web site and request the DVD and/or guide-book.
- To locate a community that features the Green House Project model, check out this handy map.
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