Rainbow Cottage

Last updated: December 28, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: August 19, 2009

Rainbow Cottage

(Phoenix, Arizona, AZ, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2007  Established: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Brian
  • Address:

    Phoenix, Arizona, AZ, 85015
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    First email

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

sustainable urban living

Community Description:

Rainbow Cottage is seeking progressive, open-minded individuals who love Nature, and who wish live a sustainable, simple, life-style in an urban area. Former experience in sustainable living and/or Permaculture a plus but not necessary. Although all the amenities of city life are readily available, the small garden creates an oasis of greenery for those seeking a slower, more balanced pace of life.
The small 1948 brick house has been made more energy efficient with insulation, dual-pane windows, and solar tubes. There are two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room, dining room and a kitchen. In the garden is a gazebo with a sitting and eating area, washing machine, and outdoor shower for warmer weather. Limited camping space for one or two people is available in the garden for short-term visitors. An extended community of non-residential members is also encouraged.


  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Quaker, Earth Religions, Native American, Buddhist

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Quaker


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Area: 0.3 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 1

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: 10 hours/week minimum

    Rent and/or help with utilities


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: (seasonal – more in the winter months)

    Prohibited in or near the house.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Fair Housing Laws

Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.


spiritual, gay, sustainable, green, permaculture, Radical Faeries

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