Thomas, West Virginia | Terlingua, Texas
By necessity, boom and bust towns and abandoned neighborhoods are redefining and discovering their new value. At the same time, creatives, families and/or small business startups seek refuge from entry-level-barriers in high rent/real estate markets. As consequence, a burgeoning population of dwellers and small business are resettling in towns like Thomas, WV and the Big Bend, TX region.
While Thomas and Terlingua are vastly different landscapes, they both suffered from the boom and bust culture of the mining industry yet share a resilience and determination to reboot.
We are fortunate to have found these communities. We resonate with their curious can-do attitude and are lucky to have found a way to build a life within them.