Atlanta Family Finds Serenity by Founding Sustainable Community in Rural Georgia

Atlanta Family Finds Serenity by Founding Sustainable Community in Rural Georgia

In the early 1990s, Steve and Marie Nygren purchased an old farmhouse located on 60 acres in the Georgia countryside. At the time, they thought it would be a good location for an occasional day trip into the country, but it gradually became the centerpiece of their lives. The Nygrens and their three daughters fell in love with the bucolic country setting, which was a welcome escape from their fast-paced life in Atlanta. They restored a 1945 cottage on the property and began staying in the country every weekend. “We had this big house in the middle of Atlanta with everything that money could buy and all we wanted to do was hang out on the weekends in this 500 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage with no technology putting together puzzles and running in the woods,” says Garnie Nygren, Steve and Marie’s eldest daughter. By 1994, the Nygrens decided to sell their house ...

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