Manzanita Village

Prescott, Arizona, United States

  • Last updated: April 10, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Mission Statement

Our vision is to sustain and promote a thriving cohousing community in Prescott, Arizona, whose members develop and participate in an intergenerational intentional community which nurtures creativity, neighborliness, collaboration, consensus governance, environmental stewardship and global awareness.

Community Description

This is a diverse, multigenerational, cohousing community of caring neighbors in a tranquil, safe environment one mile from downtown Prescott, Arizona. Northern Arizona’s only cohousing community.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Small Town or Village


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 12.5 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 33
  • Planned number of residences: 36
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    Homeowner’s association

    33 homes built so far on 36 lots


  • Adult Members: 64
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Use the “Contact Us” form on our website to arrange for a visit. Calling is discouraged.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Self-selected. Members should be committed to participation in the work of the community.


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

    Steering Committee


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $150
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Dinner teams, committees, and work parties

    Monthly HOA dues

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Hot tub or hot springs, Large Scale Kitchen, Swingsets & play areas, Gym or sports area
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    community garden

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Buddhist, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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