Three develop sustainable village, education center in Callaway

Modern day pioneers

Tao Weilundemo explains how the rocket stove works in the straw-bale common building he and his friends built as proprieters of Maya Creek, a sustainable living education center in Callaway County. Devoted to sustaining the Earth and self-sufficiency, Maya Creek hosts free workshops throughout the year for the general public to learn about topics ranging from growing mushrooms and building with natural materials to compost toilets.

Tao Weilundemo explains how the rocket stove works in the straw-bale common building he and his friends built as proprieters of Maya Creek, a sustainable living education center in Callaway County. Devoted to sustaining the Earth and self-sufficiency, Maya Creek hosts free workshops throughout the year for the general public to learn about topics ranging from growing mushrooms and building with natural materials to compost toilets.

Fulton, Auxvasse, Millersburg, Mokane, New Bloomfield. These are all cities, towns and villages that people see in Callaway County when they look at the map.

But there’s one village you’d have to go off the grid to find: Maya Creek, population 3.

Maya Creek is a sustainability and self-sufficiency education and demonstration site near Calwood, established in 2009 when Tao Weilundemo decided to trade in his cubicle for the great outdoors.

In the beginning, Maya Creek was only ....

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