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

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