Design Overview
Gaia's Green Village is located in Lonedell, Missouri about an hour outside St. Louis off 30 Highway east of St. Clair. The intention is to create a green friendly sustainable space for individuals to be nurtured and healed through the connections of nature and community in a Nature Reserve setting. Sitting quietly alone without use or care for the past 18 years the facilities are ready for a major green renovation and facelift. The project is in the design phase with hopes of completing several phases over the next 10 years. This is a complete renovation of the existing 10 buildings on this campus, incorporating "state-of-the-art" innovative, green/sustainable features throughout. Plus a new planned verdant eco-community.

Sustainable Features
- "Off-grid" capabilities with power from sustainable resources on site - wind, solar p.v., small hydro site orientation to maximize passive solar/direct gain techniques
- Geo-thermal heating/cooling
- Rain water harvesting/cisterns
- Radiant floors- where appropriate
- Wide overhangs
- Energy efficient LED and compact fluorescent lighting
- "Smart House" wiring
- Sustainable interior finishes and materials
- Recycled building materials
- "Sun-tunnels"- Daylighting
- Restoration of 10 historical structures
- Organic Gardens
- Hydroponic Gardens
- New "visitor center"
- New single -family residences