OCCH was pleased to invest $8.7 million into the development of The Wilds at Harvest Rose, a unique senior community in Ravenna, Ohio, designed after the traditional yurt-style homes used by Central Asia for at least 3,000 years. This project was an Affordable Housing Finance 2020 Readers’ Choice Award winner for Best Rural Project!
The Wilds at Harvest Rose includes 45 individual permanent yurt apartments: 36 two-bedroom homes and 9 one-bedroom homes. The aerodynamic design of the yurts provides energy-efficient capabilities; and the homes were designed to conserve water and energy, utilizing materials that complement the natural surroundings.
Each home features an open-concept kitchen and living area, access to natural lighting, Energy Star compliant appliances, central air conditioning, and washer/dryer hookups. Other amenities include a community building with an on-site management office, central laundry facilities, fitness center and community room; and a picnic and garden area. Residents have access to various supportive services, including meal delivery, transportation, and health screenings.