Port Townsend, Washington, United States
- Last updated: November 16, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
- Listing created on: August 14, 2014
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.
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
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- 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
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
- Location: Small Town or Village
- 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!
- 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.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- 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
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