Vedic Village – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the property located?

The property is located in the beautiful city of Winston Salem, located between the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina.

What is the property address?

6030, Baux Mountain Rd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105.

What is the size of the property?

It is a 215+ acre property that will have 181 home lots

What is Sustaino’s Vedic Village?

Sustaino’s Vedic Village is a self-sustaining, eco-friendly residential community that seamlessly blends gardens, farms, and open spaces with modern homes to reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainability.

Some features include:

  • Limited homes, about one per acre (0.25 acre for home & 0.75 acre for food)
  • Non-GMO fruits, veggies, and essential food within the community
  • A2 milk-yielding cows with huge pasture fields
  • Fresh meals prepared in the community kitchen
  • Resort-style facilities for relaxation and recreation
  • Minimal waste produced through the closed-loop community
  • Energy produced through renewable sources such as solar and biogas
  • A healthy and quality life at reasonable prices
What are some Vedic Village community features?

Some community features include:

  • 30’-100’ perimeter greenbelt around the community
  • Organic Fruits & Vegetable Gardens
  • Horticulture for honeybee keeping
  • Desi Cows for Fresh Dairy
  • 3+ mile Nature trails
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Temple & Yoga studio
  • Hot pool with a greenhouse
  • Sustainable homes
  • Renewable energy
  • Community kitchen
  • No single-use plastics
  • Chemical-free food
  • Biogas plant
  • Medicinal plants
  • Community center with modern facilities and guest rooms
What benefits would I receive as a lot owner?

Benefits offered to lot owners include:

  • A spacious 0.25-acre lot with unlimited open spaces.
  • Up to 3,500 sqft built-up area on the ground floor
  • The community boasts a Hot pool, Gym, Temple, Kids’ play area, many active open spaces and long walking trails.
  • Access rights to the entire property including the Farm, Barn, Gardens, Community kitchen with Guest Rooms, etc.,.
  • Serene surroundings of gardens, orchards, pasture fields, and cows without the obligation to maintain them.
  • Utilities (ready to plug-in): City water, Electricity, Cable, and Offsite septic system
  • If you choose to leave your lot vacant or to rent out your house, you can still visit the community, utilize the facilities—including guest rooms—and enjoy the community kitchen on a bed-and-breakfast (B&B) basis.
What are the location advantages of Vedic Village?

Some location advantages of the property include:

  • Less than a mile from the newly built Winston-Salem Northern Beltway (I-74)
  • 15 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem
  • 25 mins from Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)
  • 1.5 hours from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • 1.5 hours from Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • 2 Hr Drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 3 minutes to Mineral Springs Fire Station 18
  • 15 minutes from Wake Forest University
  • 8 mins to Forsyth County EMS Patterson Ave Station
  • 45 mins to Toyota’s battery plant ($3+B investment)
  • 25 mins to Boom supersonic aircraft ($500 M investment)
What is the price of a home lot?

The development costs are subject to change as we progress. Please reach out to us for the latest pricing information at

What is the estimated HOA?

The Homeowners Association (HOA) fees will commence starting from the 4th year and are estimated to range from $40-$60 per month.

Would Sustaino build the home or only develop the layout?

Sustaino’s main objective is to develop the layout and incorporate sustainability features. We plan to collaborate with existing home builders in the area. We can refer you to pre-qualified builders, or if you prefer, you can bring your own builders. However, all builders must adhere to the construction guidelines and undergo the architectural review committee process.

Custom and standard homes must meet a minimum size requirement of 1,200 sqft, with no maximum size limit, but are restricted to a maximum of 3 bedrooms. Additional rooms, such as offices and yoga studios, are not subject to the bedroom limit.

What are the cost considerations of Sustaino’s custom homes provided by local reputable builders?

Currently, construction costs range from $150 to $200 per sqft. Community-level bargains are available for home construction, solar roofs, etc.

What is the current project status of Vedic Village?

The Soil Analysis, Wetland Assessment, Boundary Survey, and Traffic Impact Analysis have all been completed. The project has received approval from the Forsyth County Planning Board. Land clearing work has started on Phase 1, followed by roads and utilities.

How do I reserve a lot, and what is the total process involved?

To reserve a lot, simply place a fully refundable deposit of $1,000. After making the deposit, you will have 2-4 weeks to review all the relevant documents and conduct due diligence before finalizing the sale agreement.

Once you are ready to proceed, a 20% down payment will be required at the time of the sale agreement. The remaining amount can be settled at the time of closing through a bank loan.

How is Sustaino different from other developers?

Sustaino LLC is a North Carolina-based community developer that specializes in self-sustainable and earth-friendly communities. We are dedicated to developing and following a pattern where consumption integrates with production to reduce carbon footprint.

What is the difference between the Integrated Life and Vedic Village Communities?

Who will be responsible for managing the property?

Vedic Village LLC, a subsidiary of Sustaino LLC, will manage the farm, garden, community kitchen, barn, and greenhouse operations for the foreseeable future. It will collaborate with various local vendors, residents, interns, volunteers, and neighbors to upkeep the property. The temple, heated pool, Active Open spaces shall be transitioned to the HOA. The HOA and Vedic Village LLC will co-exist to manage the overall property.

Is there an age limit or race restrictions to join the community?

No, all are welcome to join Sustaino’s Vedic Village.

How do Sustaino’s communities achieve carbon neutrality?

Sustaino’s communities achieve carbon neutrality through a combination of sustainable practices. By implementing integrated life features like agriculture, orchards, floriculture, and pasture fields within the community, we minimize emissions associated with transportation and plastic waste. Additionally, the use of renewable energy sources and efficient waste utilization further reduces carbon footprints. To ensure carbon neutrality, any remaining emissions are offset by the presence of high oxygen-yielding trees within the community’s 30- to 100-foot greenbelt, along with a 100-foot buffer zone alongside the freshwater stream on the property. These efforts collectively contribute to a sustainable and eco-friendly living environment.

What kind of utilities does the developer provide?

Sustaino provides fully cleared, ready-to-build homesites with water, sewer, and electricity. Offsite water wells and septic systems alleviate the burden on individual lot owners. Energy will be produced through renewable resources such as solar and bio-gas.

What if I have family or friends that want to visit?

Guest rooms will be located within the community center for visitors to stay and experience the integrated lifestyle.

How can I get involved in the community?

Residents will have the opportunity to participate in community service activities such as gardening and kitchen work for a few hours per week and earn credits. Individuals can choose activities based on their skills and interests. Additionally, there will be a yoga studio and a community center with games and activities for engagement with others.

What can credits be used for?

Credits can be exchanged for cooked meals or fresh produce. The credits are transferable and can be sold for cash.

What kind of livestock will be within the community?

The community will have cows, goats, and chickens located in the barn quarters.

What crops and produce will be grown within the community?

The property is located in hardiness zone 7b, and we will cultivate a variety of fruits, vegetables, and berries that are naturally suited to this climate.

What features will be in the homes to make them sustainable?

The homes will feature solar panels on roofs to harvest energy, utilizing renewable resources for energy production such as solar and biogas. Other sustainable features include community-level water and septic systems and a biophilic design.

How will self-sustaining operations be continued throughout the winter months?

A greenhouse within the community will be used to grow essential food during the winter months. Additional sustainable vendors will be engaged as needed.

Note: This FAQ is subject to change as the project progresses. For the most up-to-date information, please contact Sustaino LLC at [email protected].