Green Grove Cohousing Community
Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
- Last updated: June 30, 2016 (10 months ago)
- Listing created on: July 16, 2015
Our Vision: Green Grove Cohousing is a cooperatively governed community of independent households committed to creating a harmonious, sustainable neighborhood, guided by our shared values.
Progressive co-housing core group seeking new members interested in environmental sustainability, social justice, community service and the arts to join our vibrant, fun-loving, intergenerational community. Building on five-acre semi-rural setting close-in to a historic college town in the wine country of NW Oregon with Mt. Hood view and abundant wildlife, 26 miles from Portland. Large, lovely historic common house newly refurbished with geothermal heating and cooling, plus energy efficient features. Established trees, landscaping, community art studio, orchard, garden, wood shop, and outbuildings with easy access to wooded trails, and lots of open space for additional outdoor amenities. Development has been approved by the City, and 9 free-standing homes under 1400 sq. ft. are currently in design phase.
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2011
- Start Living Together: 2016
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.greengrovecoho.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenGroveCohousingFG/
- Contact Name: Brad & Linda Taylor
- Phone: 503-359-4690
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Location: Small Town
- Decision Making: Sociocracy
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
All member households will participate in dynamic governance process.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Regular Fee per Month: $250
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
- Additional Comments:
Some of these details are still being explored and defined. All member households will participate in committees, and collaborate on work parties and management functions for operating and maintaining the community. Each member household will purchase lot , 1/9th share of common property and pay for the construction of their home. Monthly HOA fees will be assessed in accordance with State standards.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
- Energy sources: Solar, Geothermal
- Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
- Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
- Planned food produced: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Tractor & Farm Equipment, Swingsets & play areas, Internet, Art Studio
- Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: About once a week
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
- Special Diets OK: Sometimes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
- Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
- Additional Diet Comments:
We are a diverse core group: vegetarian and omnivorous, some gluten free, but we all appreciate locally grown and organic options, when practical. Smoking not permitted in common areas.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US, Northwest Intentional Communities Association
Dynamic governance, cohousing, college town, semi-rural, sustainable