Formed: 2002 Established: 2004
This page last updated:4/18/2013
Tamarack Knoll Community
Tamarack Knoll is a rural cohousing community eight miles west of Fairbanks and two miles from the University of Alaska. We have nine resident adults and four children. The individual cabins/small homes are privately owned, and the land, commons building, and improvements are held in common through a nonprofit corporation / condominium legal structure.
We share evening meals, and have a water source at a commons building (shower, bath, washing machine, and communal kitchen). Our community is very rural, though not remote, in the boreal forest. We have gravel driveway access to the commons building, and foot trails to the individual units. We keep about 95 percent of our 80 acres in green space. We are on an extensive network of multiple-use ski and dogsledding trails.
We have some ongoing construction, but the community has been functioning since 2004. A number of us are involved in research through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; and several of us are in public service. We are active in environmental organizations, conservation, and wilderness preservation. We are very engaged in outdoor and wilderness activities.
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:4/18/2013
Visitor Process: Visitors may be considered for invitation to dinner by advance arrangement.
Fellowship for Intentional Community :: Coho/USA :: Ecovillage Network of the Americas
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):
Open to new members:
(Community is full, at present.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Board of Directors)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Communal cooking & chores)
(Owner occupied residences)
(Monthly common assessments)
Land and Buildings
80 acres (32.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(from gardening, participation in community-supported-agriculture, salmon/halibut fishing, hunting.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
(We share weekday evening meals, prepared by residents on a rotating basis, and occassionally on weekends, as well.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We occassionally have wine with dinner.)
(No resident uses tobacco.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Square Feet in Common House:
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