Creating a Beacon

Gospel Life and Learning in Community

The Blacksmith Shoppe

Smithy Opens for Vets and Visitors

Walden Cabin

For Thinking and Praying to Rock the World

Magnalia Snapshots

Journal Entries About Life Here

Magnalia Homestead Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2011 to create a beacon of hope for people by offering gospel-centered, community-based experiences, “soul care hospitality” and related educational programs on the Foundation’s 12-acre property in North Carolina.

Community Experiences

Hosting eclectic gatherings of diverse people to promote gospel-centered community

Soul Care Hospitality

Experiencing Homestead life with meals, adventure, reading, prayer and conversation

Educational Programs

Socratic-style online and life-on-life learning, served up in a spirit of Christian hospitality

mag na lia / n. plural only
Wonders, great things. [Latin. 17th c.]

2023 Project:
Camp Paradise

A re-imagining of an extended stay American camp in a bygone era, for “glampers” young and old alike, with a view to The Shire and camp artifacts of an Italian immigrant.

2023 Project:
Narnia Cottage

Structure 2:
Narnia Cottage
Inspired by the only home of author C.S. Lewis, Narnia Cottage will be a residence for an innkeeper and invited guests seeking soul-care: a place that “keeps the light on” with Narnian charm and hospitality.

2024 Project:
The Hobbit-hole

A re-creation from Tolkien’s magical Shire, The Hobbit-hole will be used for group readings, spirited fellowship, old-fashioned gaming, and guest lodgings.
“Only where hands are not too good for deeds of love and mercy in everyday helpfulness can the mouth joyfully and convincingly proclaim the message of God’s love and mercy.”
The Story of a Boy Who Helped Inspire This Vision
One Guest’s Invitation to Carolina’s Walden Cabin
Summer Concert Guests Perform Live on Veranda

Magnalia Snapshots

Keep up to date on events, updates and musings from the Homestead!