Formed: 2000 Established: 2000
This page last updated:12/23/2012
Walnut Street Co-op
Walnut Street Co-op is a social change oriented cooperative household in Eugene, Oregon. In September 2000 we moved into a large, rambling house together, seeking to build community. Three years later we formed a legal co-op, funding the project with many small loans from like-minded individuals. As housemates, we eat dinner together, share chores, attend house meetings, and have a basic commitment to resolve conflicts. We trust that each person holds a piece of the truth, and we are committed to deep listening with each other. Over time we’re finding that our friendships are deepening and a shared vision is emerging based on creating shifts in society toward dialogue, deliberation, and integration of diverse viewpoints.
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:12/23/2012
Visitor Process: Phone or email us ahead of time. First visit usually consists of joining us for dinner and a tour.
FEC: Federation of Egalitarian Communities
:: Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: Northwest Intentional Communities Association
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):
(Sometimes two people will share a room, then we have 10 people.)
Open to new members:
(But we're always open to meeting people who may be interested in future openings.)
(Weekly house meetings.)
Leadership Core Group:
(All residents participate equally in day-to-day decisions, including jobs, activities, and acceptance of new residents. The board of the co-op is responsible for the long-term well-being of the community and makes decisions on financing, capital improvements and a few other matters as specified in our bylaws.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We do share food expenses, currently $140/month per person which stocks an extensive, entirely vegetarian, mostly organic pantry.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Cook/clean for one dinner per week, and participate in house chores, monthly work parties, weekly house meetings, and occasional other projects as needed.)
(We each contribute monthly for rent, utilities, and food.)
Land and Buildings
0.2 acres (0.1 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Vegetable & herb garden in front yard; fruit trees; four chickens.)
Share Community Meals:
(Dinners Monday-Friday are organized - everyone cooks/cleans once per week, and informally we often cook for each other more than that, using the (almost all organic) food we all buy collectively.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(As a community we buy only vegetarian food, however individuals are free to buy meat with their own money and store/cook it in the second kitchen.)
(Beer/wine generally, sometimes we brew our own beer.)
(Permitted outdoors only)
Common Spiritual Practices:
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