Luxury rental company creates Green Village on Anna Maria Island

The Anna Maria Historic Green Village, is a new development soon to get underway on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Island, created by the owners of the luxury vacation rental company Pineapplefish, Mike and Lizzie Thrasher. The Village will consist of 8000 square feet of retail space, including café and beautiful gardens, for Islanders and visitors to enjoy. One of the most notable elements of this project, is the extensive, ‘green’ initiatives that are being incorporated. The whole Village will be run using renewable energy sources, including ground-source heat pumps, photovoltaic electricity generation via solar panels, and solar hot water. The project will also see the recycling of some of the old buildings from the Island to incorporate into the build, bringing new and old together. One of these buildings is a 1935 Sears Catalog Cottage, that was donated to Mike and Lizzie and was moved last week, very slowly by truck, from its current site on the Island, to its new spot on the development! The majority of the Anna Maria Historic Green Village will be open to the public by the Anna Maria Pier Centennial in Spring 2011.

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