Quimper Village

Port Townsend, Washington, United States

  • Last updated: November 16, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: August 14, 2014

Mission Statement

Quimper Village is a condominium cohousing community designed specifically for 55+ adults.

Our Vision Statement
We are a group of couples and individuals living in a co-housing development that addresses our needs for living and aging successfully in community while enriching our private lives.

As we live together, we endeavor to maintain respect and consideration for one another, understanding that building community is a fluid, evolving process to which each of us contributes. We look forward to many discoveries and course corrections, and plan to do this with healthy consensus, growing grace and good humor.

Community Description

A senior cohousing condominium development – for ages 55+.
We are 28 homes, a Common House, artist studio, woodworking shop and gardening facilities.
Our land was purchased in 2014; our contractor was hired in February 2016.
We began living together in October 2017.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2014
  • Start Living Together: 2017
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address: http://www.quimpervillage.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quimpervillage
  • Contact Name: David Hundhausen
  • Phone: 360-344-8397
  • Community Address:
    3105 Sage Lane
    Port Townsend, Washington, 98368
    United States
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About

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

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 28
  • Planned number of residences: 28
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    Our neighboring community has been welcoming and helpful.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 43
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process:

    Visit our web page or Facebook page for current contact info. We have an occasional open house; individual tours can be arranged if scheduled in advance. Signing up to receive our monthly newsletter will keep you up-to-date on our activities and/or homes for sale.

  • Membership Process:

    When a home comes up for sale, interested parties will be introduced to our community and must want to participate in the cohousing lifestyle.

  • Additional Comments:

    We value diversity!

Government

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

    We are using Dynamic Governance (aka Sociocracy) for our community. It works!

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    We urge participation as it is good for all. Nothing is absolutely ‘required’ but working with others is part of our values. We currently eat together 3 nights per week and dinners are usually attended by 25-30 people.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Workshop, Large Scale Kitchen, We have 2 shared passenger vehicles for the community. This has cut down a lot on cars here.
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

When we have a home for sale, we advertise in our newsletter. You can sign up for it by visiting our website or sending us an e-mail with you name and e-mail address.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Coho/US