Last updated: November 23, 2009 (5 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Catoctin Creek Village

(Taylorstown, Virginia, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2000  Established: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.catoctincreekvillage.com/
  • Contact Name: c/o Kevin Oliveau
  • Phone: 703-346-2488
  • Address:
    12179 Cactoctin Farm Ln
    Taylorstown, Virginia, 20180
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call Kevin at 703-346-2488.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Cohousing Community

Community Description:

Catoctin Creek Village is 18 single family homes nestled in 164 acres of rolling hills. We are families working together to create a safe, warm, vibrant community. This is your opportunity to join the old-fashioned neighborhood of the future. We are located in Loudoun County, Virginia, one mile from the Potomac River and the commuter rail station at Point of Rocks in Maryland.

Population

  • Adult Members: 35
  • Child Members: 7
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Some home and some private

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 164 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 18
  • Additional Comments: 115 acres common land

    18 plus Common House & Barn

    18

    Half Completed

    Farm House by Lake

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Buyout is an Option

    HOA Dues

Diet

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Outdoors and in some homes

Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Building
  • Shared common building: No (3500 square feet)
  • Developer: Kevin Oliveau – Proximity L.L.C.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Coho/US

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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