Formed: 1992 Established: 1994
This page last updated:1/5/2013
Higher Ground Cohousing
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Higher Ground is comprised of 39 single-family homes on seven acres about three miles east of downtown Bend. The community was planned to provide maximum open space for meadows, play areas, pond, trails, and vegetable garden. Our common house was the original farmhouse on this property, and we have just completed a large new dining/kitchen and recreation room addition. People choosing to buy or rent these homes are interested in a socially supportive environment for themselves and their families. Many homes have been constructed with innovative environmentally responsible building materials. We share general maintenance responsibilities, and find this to be a valuable component in building community. We also take conflict resolution seriously and periodically provide positive opportunities for personal growth.
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1911 NE Higher Ground Ave.
Bend, Oregon 97701 United States
Phone: Carlos, 510-866-9006
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This page last updated:1/5/2013
(Wednesdays are community meal evenings.)
Visitor Process: Call or email so we can arrange a tour, and hopefully a visitor can come and share a meal with us.
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:
(When homes become available for sale or rent.)
(Consensus with some majority rule exceptions.)
Leadership Core Group:
(HOA Board (leadership rotates))
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(3 work days a year plus)
Land and Buildings
(This land was once rural and still has a little of that flavor)
7.3 acres (3.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Vegetarian, vegan options usually available)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
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