Cohousing Directory - Community View
Songaia is a suburban cohousing community near Seattle. Because of press coverage and our activism in the communities movement, Songaia is known and visited by many.
We steward 10.6 acres of forested hillside, organic gardens, orchards, and meadow. Our 15 clustered homes include two studio apts and member-owned one-to-three-bedroom duplex units around a green common.
Songaia, “Song of the Living Earth,” combines our love of singing and celebration with our connection to the earth.
Our shared community life is active: About 90% of us gather for five-plus shared meals per week; we sing, work together, celebrate, share in circles, learn and vision in study groups, form task forces, and enjoy many celebrations. These many connections grow strong webs of friendship and supportive neighbors. Ours is a safe, supportive environment where children, elders, and families of all types live— with attention and intention.
Songaia continues to grow a shared, local culture - both of Members and Associates (which includes non-residents) share use of our extensive common facilities and land. Our common house includes eating and meeting spaces, two guest rooms, and much more. Our barn has a greenhouse, food pantries, shop, ceramics room, and storage.
Songaia hosts a Rites of Passage program, affecting the lives of many. Some Songaia members provide leadership in the Community Movement, providing service through the FIC, the Cohousing Association (Coho/US), and the NW Intentional Communities Association (NICA).
The Songaia story unfolds as we work with owners of two adjoining, aligned shared households - New Earth Song Cohousing (see separate listing), and Life Song Commons.
Songaia, New Earth Song, and Life Song Commons are forming an umbrella organization to manage and support our common interests and abundant shared resources - and to help us more successfully grow our community neighborhood.
New Earth Song is in the process of developing their half-acre with a single-family house, into four homes. Life Song Commons, 1.3 acres with a large house and small cottage, is a shared household consisting of five Songaia associates.
To learn more, review our website, contact us, then, perhaps, come for a visit!