Monroe, Washington, United States

  • Last updated: December 27, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: November 22, 2017

Mission Statement

Focus: Resiliency

Community Description

CopperMoon, the people, is an intentional family of four people. We think of this as “intentional family” rather than “intentional community” because it is the relationships that come first and form the foundation for everything else. CopperMoon, the place, is a small homestead nestled in the foothills of the north Cascade mountains. We’re at the end of the road and surrounded by forest, but only a little over an hour drive northeast of Seattle. The property is mostly forested with trails, and open pasture. We have plans for resilient shelter, energy, water, food, and waste systems.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2003
  • Start Living Together: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: LightFoot
  • Community Address:
    7707 Woods Lake Road
    Monroe, Washington, 98272
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Tiny house, Natural built structues
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please send an inquiry via email

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    A coherent process is under development. However, inquiries are always welcome.


  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Outbuilding(s), Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Internet, Cob Sauna
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: No, it is slow.
  • Cell Phone Service: Not good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Numerous food issues ~ some are carnivorous, some are Vegan ~ some GF, EF, DF
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Bright Future Now Network ( )


resiliency, family