Our 1912 farmhouse used for meetings, private and community parties, hosting guests, storing preserved food.

Columbia Ecovillage

Multi-generational, Urban
4647 NE Killingsworth St

Portland, Oregon 97218
  • Move in year :
  • 2009
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • 2-5 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • <2 acres

Description:

We are an urban cohousing community in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, cultivating supportive relationships with each other, our community, and the Earth. Our 37 homes are condominiums, renovated in 2008 from a 1970s apartment complex for energy efficiency and healthy air quality.
The village is on 3.73 acres that include play areas, vineyards, extensive vegetable gardens, and mature fruit and nut trees. Because of the lush vegetation and large trees, visitors always comment that they can’t tell they are in the middle of the city. Our common spaces include a 1912 five-bedroom farmhouse, common hall, storage building, crafts room, and laundry room, as well as out buildings that support our farming activities.

Members of our multi-generational community share a concern for the environment and a desire to live lightly upon the earth, while strengthening social ties. We ask every member 18 and older to contribute 9 hours of work each month and hold weekly work parties to maintain our beautiful grounds, buildings, and gardens. We have used sociocracy for our governance structure since 2013.

People often contact us to inquire about internships, volunteer opportunities, or overnight stays. At this time, we do not have a volunteer program. Our farmhouse guest rooms are available for personal guests of current residents or members of existing cohousing communities.

If you are interested in exploring Columbia Ecovillage as a potential new home, please join our email list, which alerts subscribers about available homes for rent or sale. We do not maintain a waiting list. We have regular tours on the first Saturday of the month. Please rsvp through our website so we can arrange for a guide.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Community Garden
  • Playground
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
Accessibility
  • Other
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
Meals
  • 1-2 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
Vision
  • EcoVillage
Contact Information
  • info@columbiaecovillage.org

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