In the 70's an idealistic couple, their retired parents and their two small children came to the Sequatchie Valley area in Tennessee and formed a 300-acre homestead. Moonshadows has evolved into a model for sustainable living and an educational organization called Sequatchie Valley Institute (www.svionline.org).
Recently Moonshadows offered the use of some of their land to a group of young couples who felt inspired to create an eco-village called Satya Village (named after the Hindu word for Truth). This band of modern-day pioneers live in army tents, tipis and campers. They raise organic vegetables, chickens and goats. They have added outhouses and showers (cold water only) and cook their food on woodstoves and propane campstoves. It is a hard and difficult life, but one they feel committed to pursue.