Washington Home Share

Last updated: June 19, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: June 17, 2012

Washington Home Share

(Tacoma, Washington, United States)

Mission Statement:

Sustainable Housing Community

Community Description:

Washington Home Share is a newly formed grassroots collective open to families and individuals interested in joining together to share housing, conserve natural resources and enjoy a peaceful and supportive home environment.

We have targeted a 1.5 Acre Parcel for our initial EcoHousing Project. Interested members are encouraged to visit our Blog and sign up for more detailed information. An interest list is forming now. Unit should be ready for occupancy July 2012.

We pattern our group around an eco-village concept of shared housing expenses, use of renewable energy to reduce utility costs and voluntary use of our organic garden for growing vegetables and fruits. We offer free-training for those that are interested in learning more about renewable energy, solar & wind power, LED Lighting and sustainable construction and design.

Our long term goal is the acquisition and construction of shared housing units that will allow families and individuals to have a safe and supportive environment to live, work, acquire skills in the field of renewable energy and sustainable construction while rebuilding their personal finances. An ownership program is integrated into our vision for a successful transition from shared housing to home ownership.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)



  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Register online at the Washington Home Share Blog to schedule a visit and speak with the organizers.
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Voluntary only.

    From $450 to $600 depending on location.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Voluntary.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Protestant/Lutheran
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling

Additional Comments

Available in Urban and Suburban settings as well.

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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.