Last updated: February 23, 2016 (6 months ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Port Townsend EcoVillage
(Port Townsend, Washington, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2004
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- 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
- Community Address:
420 35th St
Port Townsend, Washington, 98368
Vision Statement: Port Townsend EcoVillage is a community of people dedicated to living in harmony with each other and with the earth, exploring together ways to live more sustainably.
Areas of focus: permaculture, ecovillage, Non-Violent Communication, consensus, growing food, sustainability, harmony, diversity and social justice
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: 26 people, including 6 children, live on site now, with another member nearby. At 11 years old, we are flourishing 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. Coming soon: sites for 3 tiny houses, and a duplex for affordable rental to families.
Residents share ample common gardens, fields, woods, a large 3,600 square foot shop/art center. We have extensive food gardens, and are currently designing a common house we hope to complete in 2017. 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. HOA members collectively own a large 2-kitchen home with 4 bedrooms, currently all rented. In 2016 one lot is being developed with a duplex for affordable family rental housing, and infrastructure will be put in on another lot to accomodate 3 tiny homes (up to 400 square feet, on a foundation).
The two available lots cost $110,000. To keep the EcoVillage as affordable as possible, we offer some discounts and partial financing for those who qualify. This does not include the cost of a dwelling, but does include one twelfth ownership of common land and buildings.
We offer tours once a month prior to our monthly community meeting on the second Sunday of each month, and can sometimes arrange for a tour on another date. Call us to arrange a visit!