Manzanita Village

Last updated: February 28, 2016 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Manzanita Village

(Prescott, Arizona, United States)

Mission Statement:

Our vision is to sustain and promote a thriving cohousing community in Prescott, Arizona, whose members develop and participate in an intergenerational intentional community which nurtures creativity, neighborliness, collaboration, consensus governance, environmental stewardship and global awareness.

Community Description:

This is a diverse, multigenerational, cohousing community of caring neighbors in a tranquil, safe environment one mile from downtown Prescott, Arizona. Northern Arizona’s only cohousing community.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Small Town


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 12.5 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 33
  • Planned number of residences: 36
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: Homeowner’s association

    33 homes built so far on 36 lots


  • Adult Members: 50
  • Child Members: 7
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Use the “Contact Us” form on our website to arrange for a visit.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Self-selected


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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $150
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Dinner teams, committees, and work parties

    Monthly HOA dues

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Hot tub or hot springs, Large Scale Kitchen, Swingsets & play areas, Gym or sports area
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: community garden
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Buddhist, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization 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