Last updated: March 23, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Port Townsend EcoVillage
(Port Townsend, Washington, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2004
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.ptecovillage.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Townsend-EcoVillage/222358561111422
- Contact Name: Port Townsend EcoVillage
- Phone: 360-343-1355
420 35th St
Port Townsend, Washington, 98368
Visitors accepted: Yes
See our website, then contact us by email or phone.
Open to new Members: Yes
Currently welcoming new members interested in buying a lot and building a home, especially families with children. See Membership Process on our website for further information and application materials.
Permaculture, ecovillage, Non-Violent Communication, consensus, growing food, sustainability, harmony
We are a small-town, multigenerational EcoVillage on 7.5 acres in Port Townsend, a historic seaport of 10,000 residents. We have a core group of a 27 active participants: 24 people, including 5 children, live on site now, with other members nearby. After several years laying the groundwork and putting in infrastructure, we are flourishing at 10 years old and still growing!
Two of the twelve 4,000 square-foot lots for homebuilding are currently available for sale, and rental units occasionally open up for new occupants.
Residents share ample common gardens, fields, woods, a large 3,600 square foot shop/art center. We have extensive food gardens, and will build a common house once we have more members. We plan to use 3 acres of our best land to grow food using permaculture and organic methods, and to develop additional cottage industries. We embrace and seek diversity and especially welcome families with children.
Structured as a Home Owners Association, our members own their own lots and the homes they build on them, and thus have access to mortgages, federal tax deductions and tax credits for renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives.
The lots cost $110,000. To keep the EcoVillage as affordable as possible, we offer some discounts and partial financing with a contract at 3% per year for those who qualify. This does not include the cost of a dwelling.
We offer tours once a month prior to our monthly business meeting on the second Sunday of each month, and can sometimes arrange for a tour on another date. Call us to arrange a visit!