Last updated: October 19, 2014 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: November 8, 2010


(Finley, Washington, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 2010
  • Start Living Together: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Forgotten
  • Phone: 3037369452
  • Address:
    Ste A
    Finley, Washington, 99337
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We do not accept drop-in visits. Please send a letter/email well in advance. We will have a Saturday tour once established and a 3 week visitor program.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Human rights, equality and justice

Community Description:

Forgotten is a sanctuary for human beings. It is a sub-community of Lothlorien which has the following purpose:
We will create a new society in which the general population will take control of it’s own destiny and concern itself with community interests guided by values of solidarity, sympathy, and concern for others; democracy and freedom are essential to survival; and we use our knowledge about human behaviour to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives without jeopardizing the chances that those who follow us will be able to do the same.

We are a non-profit community which has incorporated the Twin Oaks legal framework, the universal declaration of human rights, and we are open to all people. We named our community Forgotten because it serves people forgotten by society, namely people who are landless, homeless, unemployed, without savings or income, but they are willing to work. We also serve others who love nature as well as people who want to forget the suffering and injustice of societies based on material gain. Even so, we accept all people regardless of their previous situation so long as they live up to their responsibilities.

Update for 2012: We are currently in E. WA working on a small farm, hoping the skills we learn will be useful one day when we get a magic land grant.

Update for 2014: We’ve spent the last 3 years working a farm. We have built a geodesic dome greenhouse, a chicken tractor, a micro-vineyard, a micro orchard, a permaculture garden, and now a legal pot farm. We’ve been through a lot including wire-worms, powdery mildew, herbicide-resistant weeds, pesticide-resistant pets, overspray from neighbors, colony collapse disorder(from overspray?), coyotes, etc.


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Up to the individual

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Emissaries, Quaker, Sufi, Native American, Hutterian Brethren, Unitarian Universalist, Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Type: Commune (organized around sharing almost everything.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Land owned by: The Community

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: 40 hours/week



  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • 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 occasionally.


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Community Affiliations




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