Take a Virtual Tour of the Greenbelt Community
The Greenbelt Community is comprised of four residences and is located adjacent to the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and Furman Farm, a ¼ acre garden which provides students with a hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture and small scale food production. Each residence has its own name and accommodates a different number of students.
The Cottages were each constructed at different time periods. The Shack, which is the RA’s residence, is very historical to the Furman community as it was a part of the Greenville Women's College and was built in the 1930s. The Hut was constructed in 1975. The Cabin and Cottages were constructed in 1969-1970.Covered front porches were added to all of the residences in 2007 and the interiors of each residence were refurbished in 2008. Building materials used for these renovations originated within a 500-mile radius of campus while sustainable features such as solar panels, Energy Star lighting, energy efficient insulated doors and windows and water-saving shower heads were installed. Additional amenities added over the course of the past few years have also included porch swings, composting bins and hummingbird feeders. Please click on the links below for a visual tour as well as detailed descriptions of each residence.