Villagers appeals to a variety of –ists: environmentalists, naturalists, herbalists, minimalists. Natalie Pollard opened the urban homesteading supply shop in Asheville, NC, in 2012 after working as a landscape designer and professional photographer. In addition to selling all of the bamboo hatchets and kombucha starters a person might need to live off the land (or just take on a fun weekend project), the store hosts workshops on composting, foraging, canning and preserving, mushroom cultivation, chicken keeping, spoon carving, and more. Pollard herself walks the talk, living in a 265-square-foot tiny home built by Asheville microhouse firm Nanostead. You don’t have to be that hardcore to shop here though—if nothing else, Villagers is an excellent resource for Weck jars, cast-iron skillets, medicine bottles, natural fiber linens, and pretty ceramics.
278 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC; 828-215-9569.