Next Step Strategies, Inc.
An Intentional Community

We are building an intentional congregational community for ownership by 12 individuals who experience a sensory challenging disability.

Along with 12 individuals who desire to live intentionally in a respectful, sensory sensitive community .

With an on-site chef creating amazing dinner meals with elements grown on our expansive permaculture site.

WeBUILT (We build unique independent lives together) is a project of Next Step Strategies, Inc.,
a public charity with a mission to support individuals that struggle with sensory challenges in traditional housing opportunities.

We believe that individuals who are supported in their quest to become  independent, will benefit from naturally occuring friendships derived through daily healthy activities. With shared ownership, members can create whole group rather than individual supports if they desire.

The 12 members will form a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and own a share in the community which they can put into their own special needs trust and continue to qualify for SSI and Kplan benefits if needed. Once bills and reserves are satisfied quartly dispersements will be made to each member.

Developing the site with the help of Equity Quest Homes, and Paragon Commercial Interiors,  owners will enjoy their own 600 sq. ft home fitted with interiors specific to their desires and sensory needs. Bathtubs big enough to float in, trampolines built into the floor, swinging chairs, and climbing nets can easily be added to make these homes fit perfectly .  Thoughtfully designed layout with room to pace.

Each home is fitted with sound proof windows and insulation, soft close doors and silent heating and cooling systems.  High ceilings, adjustable lighting and raised window locations allow for natural light while maintaining privacy.

The community also features a large multi-purpose building with a commercial kitchen and an activity and dining hall, a covered oversized deck and outdoor kitchen makes room for parties, events and options for the perfect place to eat dinner.
Every inch of the community was planned with sensory comfort in mind.  The entire gated community is walk-in only with living walls and footpaths that lead to activity pods with physical or sensory soothing devices. We have designed the property with edible gardens, berry walkways, a challenge course,  and vertical gardens.  

We eliminated weedeaters, mowers and blowers by creating edible permaculture. The community members will work together to understand sustainable, resilient garden planning aimed at self-sufficiency and interested members will act as environmental educators for others.

Members interested in new learning can participate in classes and workshops in a wide variety of topics. Job coaching within the many tasks associated with a congregational community can appeal to a multitude of interests.
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    Contact our team at [email protected] or watch our progress on Facebook at WeBUILT NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS