40th Avenue Cohousing

Eugene, Oregon, United States

  • Last updated: February 1, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: January 16, 2006

Mission Statement

relationship communication

Community Description

We are a loving group including 7 adults and 7 children living in large house divided into five living areas. Dinner meetings are held using compassionate communication and consensus decision making. We share in a large organic garden, a hot tub, food purchasing, and in personal growth.
  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2002
  • Start Living Together: 2003
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
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  • Contact Name: David Klausman
  • Phone: 541-520-1090
  • Community Address:
    550 E 40th Ave
    Eugene, Oregon, 97405
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Location: Suburban


  • Area: 0.3 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Multi-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Additional Comments:

    Five separate living areas.
    We lack a common house or space


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Child Members: 4
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Additional Comments:

    Charter schools within the public school system


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 1
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

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


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Hot tub or hot springs
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Network for a New Culture