Beautiful 3 bedroom home in small co-housing community

Beautiful 3 bedroom home in small co-housing community

General Information

Our small community has a lovely 3+ bedroom home open. Move in time is flexible. Rent is $1487 plus monthly utility and community fees (total ~400/month). (There is buy-in potential after a trial period.)

Below is info about our community. If you think you may be a good fit, please send us an email telling us a little about yourself!

Our Community Vision:
We are a small community made up of four families and one single person. We are committed to ecological living, social/racial/economic/ecological justice, supporting a diverse gender spectrum, and clear, kind communication.

We own 1.2 acres in the city limits of Eugene, near the South/West side of town, with fruit trees, garden space, and dairy animals. We have three homes, one tiny house/ RV spot, as well as common space and a smaller dwelling for work/trade people.

Who we’re looking for:
We want to live with people who we feel connection to and enjoy spending time together. Friendly, harmonious interactions, with a commitment to work through any problems that arise are a must.

Here are some specifics that are important to us:

Children: There are 5 children currently on the property, ranging from 3 years to 9 years old. One family may do foster care for one young child as well. Though all families have different parenting styles and home rules, we want shared rules for all the children regarding use of common spaces, outside area, and animal care. All adults would be committed to teaching children the “why’s” behind our shared rules and kindly reinforcing them. All our children are vaccinated.

Gender diverse community: It is important to us that gender diversity is valued and visible, and at a minimum everyone is LGBTQ friendly and supportive.

Responsible and reliable: We are looking for others who will help build and maintain a better living space. Meetings will be infrequent and efficient, and socializing more common.

Vision of a just society: Our world is full of problems and opportunities to make it a better place. We want to live with others who share the vision of an economically, racially, and ecologically just society. We support climate justice movements, Black Lives Matter, native rights, immigrant rights, an end to mass incarceration, and all those working for a better world.

Commitment to climate resiliency: We want to eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels as much as possible. Bicycling, solar panels, shared electric car, local organic food, thrift store shopping, sharing stuff, and buying only what we need are important to us, as well as all the policies, regulations and funding needed to make this happen at the larger scale.

Experience with communal living: Having some past experience of sharing spaces with others helps separate the ideals of communal living from the reality.

About us:
We collectively are teachers, UofO professor (math and biology), marine biology teacher, ESL teacher, electric vehicle software engineer, craft chocolate-making warehouse manager, and water conservation non-profit sector. We are from Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Mexico.

About the house:
The home is newly constructed (2018) with hardwood floors, locally made cabinets, zero VOC paints, and very well insulated. Upstairs is the kitchen, living room, one bathroom, and a bedroom. Downstairs are two bedrooms, one bath, and a small room that could be kids room, tiny office, or storage. There are also two hall closets. (1444 square feet total).

There are also shared spaces including: an office, large preschool/playroom, tool room, laundry room, and bulk food area. There are nice covered outdoor porches as well.

Parking is limited. There is one or two parking spaces for this unit, but not three. There is no street parking.

The Neighborhood:
One block from a nature area with hiking trails
One mile from Fern Ridge bike path that takes you downtown
One mile from grocery stores and taquerias
Half-block from a park with swings and ball field
15 minute walk to a few restaurants
In the Churchill Neighborhood
Friendly block with great neighbors
36 Bus stop is at the end of the block.


Community Animals
We currently have chickens, goats (very friendly and sweet!), and one small-sized dairy cow, also very sweet and friendly). We also have future plans to raise rabbits for meat, and raise meat chickens on occasion.

Communal Gardens and Outdoor Spaces
Large vegetable garden
Fruit trees with food forest understory and berry patches
Native plants and rain gardens
Half-acre pasture
Climbing trees for kids (redwoods)
Possible future greenhouse for subtropical plants and aquaculture system

Next steps:

If you’re interested in this vision and project we’d love to hear from you! To start, please tell us a bit about your family, your interests, and any past experiences you've had with communities.

More Details

fouroaksfarmlette@gmail.com
Eugene
Oregon

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Four Oaks Farmlette

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