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This page last updated:3/30/2013
Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing
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Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing is an intergenerational community of independent households committed to finding purpose and a sense of belonging through working, learning and playing together in a neighborhood designed to make a small and beautiful footprint on the land.
We are seeking 28 households to build the first cohousing community in Eugene, Oregon. We are currently married couples with children, single parents, working singles, and retired folks. We believe that life is richer when we have people of all ages to support and share our lives with. We want to share our lives in ways that foster ease and well-being. All are valued for our contributions to the community, nurtured by the companionship we offer each other, and enjoyed for being ourselves. Our shared values also include finding a balance of simplicity, economy and quality in developing and maintaining our neighborhood.
Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing will be built on 2.2 acres of land situated on the beautiful Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon. The city bike path system connects us to nearby parks and a regional shopping mall, including a movie complex. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance.
Eugene is a city of 156,000 located in the Willamette Valley, which sits east of the Pacific Ocean and west of the Cascade Mountains. Within two hours, you can travel to the coast, to glaciated peaks or to the high desert east of the Cascades. The city is known for its natural beauty, recreational activities (cycling, running, rafting, kayaking), focus on the arts, and activist political leanings. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. Temperatures are mild year round, with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Spring and fall are also moist seasons, with light rain falling for long periods. Winter snowfall does occur, but it is sporadic and rarely accumulates in large amounts.
Oakleigh Meadow has completed its site deign, common house design and 5 unit types have been designed. There will be 28 units in seven buildings. Chuck Durrett of the Cohousing Company is our architect Katie McCammatt is our consultant.
We know that the decision to join a cohousing community is a major life decision, so we have a mentoring process to help you decide whether Oakleigh Meadow is a good fit for you and your family.
Call 541/357-8303 or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to communicate more about our future community.
This page last updated:3/30/2013
(We have an open house at 3:00 p.m/ the third Sunday of every month.)
Visitor Process: Call us at 541-357-8303 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Open to new members:
Leadership Core Group:
(All full members take leadership.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(to be decided)
($100 monthly dues for at least 2 months as an Associate Member.)
(Full members invest towards the cost of their units.)
Land and Buildings
(Mixed, feels rural, on the river)
2.2 acres (0.9 hectares)
Land Owned By:
(The LLC has an option on the land.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
(Not yet decided.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Policy for common meals not yet set.)
(No set policy.)
(No policy at this point.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Number of Units:
We will have 28 units in seven buildings.
Square Feet in Common House:
Katie McCamant is our project consultant, and Chuck Durrett is the architect of record.
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