Formed: 1978 Established: 1978
This page last updated:4/10/2013
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Sunset House is an intentional community that is affiliated with the Evergreen Land Trust. We live in a six-bedroom purple house in the Central District of Seattle, near a food co-op and Seattle University. We are six socially conscious musicians, activists, organizers, and/or nonprofit workers living out progressive, engaged, and enthusiastic lives. We share a commitment to positive social change, keeping our home beautiful, and cooperative living.
The house perks include lots of common space, a view of the city skyline and Olympic Mountains, affordable living, shared food system, shared responsibility for house upkeep, large back deck and front porch, veggie/queer/trans/vegan friendly, and large garden spaces.
The principles of Sunset House are to steward our house responsibly, keeping it beautiful, safe, and well-maintained; to build strong relations with each other, formally, and informally; to cultivate an intentional community of mutual aid, generosity, and laughter; to create a household that feels alive, full, active, and welcoming, strengthening the web of family, friends, and extended community; and to support environmental and social change by practicing what we preach, encouraging each other in this work, and supporting other groups in these efforts.
Evergreen Land Trust's mission is to take land and housing out of the marketplace to promote community development in harmony with the environment.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:4/10/2013
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Evergreen Land Trust
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(Our newest housemates have not made membership yet.)
Open to new members:
(When there are openings.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Each member pays monthly dues which are used to steward the property.)
(Each member participates in weekly chores and a monthly house work party.)
(Only in the form of room and board.)
Land and Buildings
0.5 acres (0.2 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We try to be aware of everyone's needs when planning shared meals. Alcohol, desserts, and other non-essential foods are not part of the food share.)
(We also have a few people with allergies to various things, including soy, peanuts, and wheat.)
(Smokers are allowed to smoke only on the front porch.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
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