Winslow Cohousing Group
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
- Last updated: March 5, 2018 (1 second ago)
- Listing created on: January 26, 2005
We are organized as a stock cooperative with 30 dwelling units and a common house on nearly 6 acres with woods and gardens, within walking/biking distance of schools, shops, library, and medical offices. Unit types range from studios to four bedrooms. All units are self-sufficient, with kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. The group formed in 1989, started construction in 1991, and moved in early in 1992. We are a multi-generational, caring, supportive, consensus-based community, seeking to live lightly on the land, valuing participation in our community and meals together, which are available five nights a week using organic food that we grow. Our woods are in a conservation easement.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1989
- Start Living Together: 1992
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
- Website address: http://www.winslowcohousing.org/
- Contact Name: Winslow Cohousing Group
- Phone: 206-780-1323
- Community Address:
353 Wallace Way NE
Bainbridge Island, Washington, 98110-2846
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Location: Small Town or Village
- Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: No
- Additional Comments:
Consenus is the heart of our community. We value democracy, transparency, and shared leadership.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
- Additional Comments:
We have a value of participation, as we are member-managed.
$125 package buys our legal documents. For serious buyers.
Every month you receive a bill for your part of taxes, insurance, common meals, laundry, etc.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Energy sources: Clean Energy from the Grid
- Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
- Current food produced: Between 26-49%
- Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
- Food produced locally: From 50-75%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Workshop, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
- 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), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Additional Diet Comments:
Some eat 5 nights a week, most 2-3
We have a thriving community garden and orchard.
We provide a vegetarian alternative to meat-based meals.
People make their own decisions in their home, may bring a beer or wine to common meals.
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US