Maxwelton Creek Cohousing

Whidbey Island, Washington, United States

  • Last updated: October 13, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: May 8, 2009

Mission Statement


Community Description

We are eight households of individually constructed homes surrounding a circle “green” within the larger 20+ acre community land. Our common house is a 1200 sq ft facility with laundry, kitchen, bathroom, guest room and office alcove. We are located in rural south Whidbey Island among cedars, meadows, and a creek; stewardship of our land is a community priority.
  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1992
  • Start Living Together: 1998
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Maxwelton Creek Cohousing
  • Community Address:
    6037 Cascara Way
    Whidbey Island, Washington, 98236
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 21 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 8
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments:



  • Adult Members: 11
  • Child Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Visitors are welcome when we have community workdays. Please contact us by email in advance to find out which weekends we will be working, and the time of day that works for us to have visitors.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    new members join/rent/purchase an existing household/home

  • Additional Comments:





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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments:

    not applicable; members join by renting/purchasing an existing home; finances are handled by members individually

    Community work days when we work together; individually-adopted regular maintenance chores; committee work-groups

    monthly community association dues for development and maintenance; additional assessments as needed are rare

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Northwest Intentional Communities Association


Whidbey, Waldorf