Marysville, Washington 98273
- Move in year :
- Number of units :
- Land size:
- 2-5 acres
- Developed acreage :
- 2-4 acres
We are a forming community with a core group of dedicated and diverse members who work together to create our shared vision. We are creating a community where people of diverse backgrounds care about each other and respect each other. A community where each individual has the ability to participate and to give back. A community where there is plenty of opportunity to help by contributing to work parties, watching children, bringing food, building play equipment, pulling weeds or harvesting tomatoes from the community garden. A community that can entertain itself with music, games, book clubs and community meals.
We know that together we can be an example for how people can live safely together in harmony and peace and respect each others differences.
We respect the Earth by being responsible with resources, whether that is building materials or recycling our not-needed items.
Our community garden is established and thriving already. We have an organic orchard with fruit trees and berries, and an organic vegetable garden in which we share the work and the produce. We take excess to our local food bank and will be using our produce in our community meals. We have set aside an additional garden space for local families who weren’t able to garden at their homes.
We are in the planning stages so this is unfolding. Contact us for up to date progress. We have a professional team helping us: Chris ScottHanson (who wrote the book, “The Cohousing Handbook,”) is our Development Consultant. Grace Kim from Schemata Workshop in Seattle is our architect, and Karen Gimnig is our Process Consultant.
We anticipate having a site plan soon which will tell us the location of roads, utilities and the homes. We plan to have 25-30 homes. Our community will be individual cottages, where each home owner owns the lot their cottage is built on. Each homeowner owns with the community the Common House, the gardens, the common land, and parking (there will be a Homeowner Association and monthly dues for the upkeep of these). As you can see, there are too many variables for us to have housing prices yet but we expect to soon. We hope to keep them in the range of $400,000 to $550,000.
We have floor plans for three sizes of cottages. The smallest is 800 square feet, all one level, one bedroom and one bath. The medium cottage is is 1,000 square feet with a similar floor plan downstairs to the smallest cottage. Upstairs is an additional 200 square feet, one bedroom and bath. The largest cottage is 1,200 square feet, also with a similar foot print to the 800 square foot cottage. Upstairs in an additional 400 square feet, 2 bedrooms and a bath. All three have living space (bedroom and bathroom) without steps. All homes will have space and hook ups for laundry, and a full kitchen. All will have comfortable porches for sitting and visiting with neighbors. There will be group parking, and walking paths through the community to encourage visiting.
We will meet together as a community to design our Common House, which will have features that everyone agrees upon (for instance, a craft room, children’s play area and/or gym). As a community we will decide whether or not to have a row of carports, with or without storage, or enclosed garages for optional purchase.
All homes will be solar power ready. All will be built to the best standards for energy efficiency that we can manage.
Pets are allowed, as long as they fit within the guidance of our Pet Policy.
If this vision seems to fit with how you see yourself living your life now and in the future, we would love to meet you. We have weekly Introductory meetings on Zoom. You may drop in any Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m. to learn more about us and tell us who you are. We look forward to meeting you.
- Common House
- Community Garden
- Some units accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
- Individual Tours
- Work Days
- 3-5 meals per week
- Everyone participates
- Jennie Lindberg
- 206 818 7650