Last updated: February 5, 2015 (9 months ago)
Listing created on: October 27, 2004
(Corvallis, Oregon, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 1999
- Start Living Together: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.cohoecovillage.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CoHoEcovillage/253515472266
- Contact Name: CoHo Ecovillage
1975 SE Crystal Lake Dr
Corvallis, Oregon, 97333
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please email before visiting to arrange for a host to greet you. We encourage visitors to attend one of our public orientations and tours; dates are posted on our website. We can also make arrangements for a private tour.
Open to new Members: Yes
Prospective members complete membership steps to understand how our community operates and to give residents an opportunity to meet them.
We also have openings in our Friends of CoHo and Associate Members programs (these programs also require the completion of membership steps).
All membership documents are posted on our website.
We partner as ecovillage neighbors to:
–enrich our lives and refresh our spirits through connection and cooperation
–meet economic and environmental challenges with creativity and resilience
–share the power of community to cultivate social and ecological sustainability within CoHo, the broader community, and the world
Members of Coho Ecovillage are committed to living lightly on the land, embracing diversity and sharing with one another in mutual trust, respect, and support. All learn to listen carefully, use nonviolent communication, and make decisions by consensus.
Since moving into our community beginning October 2007, and we’ve been busy doing landscaping, building compost piles, planting gardens and an orchard, and getting to know each other better.
Our residents range in age from infants to grandparents–currently there are 105 folks in our community (two thirds live on-site; one-third who live off-site are Friends of CoHo, Associate Members, or Non-Resident owners). The overall adult to kid balance is about 3 to 1. We are a mix of income levels, abilities, and family composition. Twenty-six of our 34 townhouses and flats are handicap visitable, and all downstairs flats meet ADA-accessibility standards.
If you are interested, visit our website and/or come for a tour. We would love to hear from you.