Looking southeast from the farm at Mt Rainier

Puyallup Cohousing

Multi-generational, Suburban
Puyallup, Washington 98372
  • Move in year :
  • 2025
  • Number of units :
  • 41+
  • Land size:
  • 11-20 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 7-10 acres


We started to create our forming group in January 2020, only to have covid throw a wrench in our plans. Now, as of Jan 2023, we’re almost ready to rock and roll. Along the way we adopted sociocracy as our governance model after several of us took a class from Diana Leafe Christian and have started to use the techniques in our weekly meetings. We’re currently working on developing the necessary infrastructure to support growth in 2023 with a focus on both membership/marketing and finance/legal. We are fortunate that one of our members owns a 10 acre farm that is zoned for residential development, removing one huge hurdle for forming groups. We spent the last 2 years working with a civil engineer doing engineering studies to verify that a cohousing community could be built on the land. Our first meeting with Pierce County went well and we’re looking forward to completing the last of the engineering studies that they suggested in the next few months. We’re in the process of developing our mission/vision/values in preparation for a marketing push this summer.

The group that we are forming today will make key decisions about the way the community develops – things like intergenerational or senior, one big community or two smaller ones, and affordability. The farm is two miles east of downtown Puyallup, WA with a gorgeous view of Mt Rainier and easy access to the Sounder commuter rail north to Seattle and south to Tacoma and Lakewood. If you are interested in influencing the start of a new cohousing community in Puyallup, Washington then go to the website for more information and fill out the contact form – we would love to talk to you!

Shared Property
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Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
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Meal Participation
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Contact Information
  • Mike Slama
  • mike.slama.coho@gmail.com


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