Formed: 2002 Established: 2006
This page last updated:9/29/2013
Meadow Wood Cohousing Community
(Central Kitsap County - Voted one of America's Top Places for Raising a Family by Money Magazine; also recently identified as the top projected housing resale value holder in the national economy, out of 335 metropolitan markets surveyed, with projected values of 5% growth per annum for the next 10 years,)
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This distinctive condominium cohousing neighborhood in Bremerton, Washington, offers quality reasonably-priced living an hour away by ferry from Seattle.
Meadow Wood is reminiscent of a New England village, nestled in a gently sloping pasture, bordered by a creek, surrounded by tall trees and nature trails. Yet it is located on a bus line and is less than 10 minutes from two urban centers.
The layout of the site balances a desire for personal privacy with the social dynamics of a friendly, inter-generational community. We’re dedicated to bringing out the best in each other, through active listening, mutual respect, an appreciation of differences, and honest caring. Community decisions are made by consensus. There is no single leader, no pooled income, or other required communal practices. Residents either own their units, or rent from others who do. We are committed to an equitable stewardship of the land and resources, with a commitment to uphold the dignity of each person.
Former/Other Names: Bartimaeus Cohousing Community LLC
This page last updated:9/29/2013
Visitor Process: Please contact us by email or phone. We welcome visitors and guests. After receiving your request to visit, we will work together to accommodate your requests.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: Washington State Community Associations Institute (CAI)
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.
Comment: The actual Fair Housing disclaimer on our website reads: Meadow Wood Condominium Association does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap status in the admission or access to, or treatment in, housing and activities.
Members(adults and children):
(Both owners and renters are members)
Open to new members:
(Check website for units for sale/rent)
(With super-majority contingency as backup)
(Board of Directors has officers for legal purposes, but our stated value is in diversity of leadership and rotating responsibilities.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Board of Directors acts under consensus direction, with committee heads and other forms of leadership taking active, and revolving roles.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Goal is 8 hours/month/resident 16 years and above.)
(Monthly condominium association dues cover water, sewer, garbage, internet, etc.)
Land and Buildings
7 acres (2.8 hectares)
(Three acres are developed; the rest is natural, including tree-rich creekside access along two property lines, open space, community garden areas, etc.)
Land Owned By:
(Condominium association owns land and buildings; individuals own their units.)
Number of Residences:
(There are 25 residences in 6 buildings and 1 house, along with a common house and other commonly-owned outbuildings.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Have some individual garden plots and fruit trees.)
Share Community Meals:
(One dinner per week, occasional potlucks, and lunch with monthly work parties are typical.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Our volunteer cooks try to be sensitive to food sensitivities among residents.)
(Most community meals include meat.)
(Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor spaces, as well as within individual homes.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Home schooling has been used by some.)
(Check our website for available rentals or resales.)
Number of Units:
25: Includes 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units plus one single family house.
Paul Eberharter, Eberharter Architects (Kingston, WA; Paul@eb-arch.com; www.eb-arch.com)
Bartimaeus Cohousing, L.L.C. in conjunction with consultation by Cohousing Resources, L.L.C., Kraus-Fitch Architects, and Bill Parnell of TyCeCo (Kitsap County, WA)with Mark Kuhlman of Team 4 Engineering.
Frontier Bank, WA
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