Vashon Island Cohousing

Multi-generational, Rural
10421 SW Bank Road, #20
Vashon, Washington 98070
  • Move in year :
  • 1993
  • Number of units :
  • 11-20
  • Land size:
  • 11-20 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 2-4 acres

Description:

Eighteen households make up Vashon Cohousing. We have a mature and bountiful orchard. Our common house – with three guestrooms, a large dining room and a full commercial kitchen – is a place where we host friends and families, hold parties, share meals and gather for meetings. More than eight acres of natural areas – rich in bird life – surround our homes. Cider pressings. Potlucks. Bonfires. Work Parties. Retreats. Bird walks. Regular meetings and gatherings.

We find ways to create community, engage children and enjoy each other’s company. Vashon Cohousing is situated on 12 acres in a location many of us find ideal: Vashon town – small, vibrant and fun – is a five-minute walk one direction. Island Center Forest – 363 acres of publicly owned woods laced with nine miles of trails – is a five-minute walk the other direction.

Adjacent to cohousing are five acres of farmland owned by a nonprofit community land trust. Some cohousers lease portions of the land, where they raise chickens or grow blueberries and flowers. A group called Shoulder-to-Shoulder – comprised of members of cohousing as well as other people from the island – runs a small communal farm, where they grow organic vegetables for their families and friends.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Community Garden
  • Playground
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
Accessibility
  • Some units accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Guest Rooms
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Consensus
Meals
  • 1-2 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
Vision
  • N/A
Contact Information
  • Peter
  • vashoncoho@gmail.com

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