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.

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