Safe Haven Village
Where: Just south of Spring City, Utah, about75 minutes south of Provo.
Who lives there: Seven people have been staying on the property in trailers and tents and building the soon-to-be town’s first essential pieces: a community kitchen and partially underground greenhouses that will grow vegetables year-round. They also built Safe Haven’s signature structure, called the “dragon shed.” Its walls are a blend of rammed earth and corncobs, all enclosing a living tree, says co-founder Sterling Allan, who will be one of the site’s first homeowners. All 18 homes here will be constructed using “earth-friendly” techniques, he says.
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