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Catoctin Creek Village

Last updated: November 23, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Catoctin Creek Village

(Taylorstown, Virginia, United States)

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.

About

  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)

Housing

  • Area: 164 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 18
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: 115 acres common land

    18 plus Common House & Barn

    18

    Half Completed

    Farm House by Lake

Membership

  • Adult Members: 35
  • Child Members: 7
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Call Kevin at 703-346-2488.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Some home and some private

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: Buyout is an Option

    HOA Dues

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Outdoors and in some homes
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Coho/US

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge