2-bdrm Furnished Rental at Columbia Ecovillage,  Short- or Long-term

A 2-bedroom, 1-bath upstairs condominium is available starting in April. This spacious end unit has a patio off the living room overlooking plum trees in the courtyard below, and is cheerfully painted and comfortably furnished. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, wood floors, tempered-glass dining table, carpeted living room, and queen bed in the master bedroom. Furnishings are flexible in the second bedroom, which is currently being used for light storage.

As an Ecovillage resident, you will be welcome to sign up for our common meals ($5/adult), attend our varied social events and meetings, and will have access to our beautiful old farmhouse and the land we steward in NE Portland. All adult residents set aside several hours a month for doing Ecovillage work of their choice, from gardening/landscaping/weeding to meal prep or cleanup, and will welcome your participation.  

New residents who anticipate being here for extended periods are asked to attend a "new member interview" with a few members of the community. The interview is framed around a short series of questions designed to help you decide if this is a good fit for you and to help the community get to know you better. As a new resident, you are also given a host who will be available to help you connect with our community and to answer any other questions that may come up.

The Ecovillage is in the Cully Neighborhood of NE Portland, just down the street from bustling 42nd Avenue, New Seasons Market, and Kennedy School McMenamins. We are served by two frequent service bus lines, part of Portland’s extensive public transportation system, and are just a 15 minute drive from PDX. Some of our residents choose not to own cars, making full use of the many rich transit and car-sharing resources in the city, and many are avid and regular bicyclists.

Rent is $1550/month, including utilities and WIFI.  One month minimum.  Lease, security deposit and background check required.  This opportunity may potentially be extended for a longer term, in which case furnishings would be negotiable.   Contact for more information.   


Some useful questions to ask oneself when considering living in a community such as CEV:

What excites me about living in a cohousing community?
What draws me to live in an ecovillage?
How do I feel about making many major and minor decisions with other people?
How much time do I have beyond my work, family and hobbies?
What would I like to learn while living in cohousing?
What skills, strengths, hobbies and talents would I want to share with others?
What balance between privacy and community is right for me?
What might be the most challenging thing for me in living in this community?


  • An urban multigenerational Cohousing community in NE Portland
  • Like living in the country and the city at the same time.  Total 3.73 acres with 37 condominium units in friendly, environmentally conscious, cohousing community.
  • Individual & community garden plots, berries, fruit and nut orchards, chickens and bees, irrigation system and rainwater cisterns, greenhouse, and covered, enclosed bike parking.
  • New community dining hall.
  • 1912 farmhouse contains guest rooms and is used for private and community meals, celebrations, and many other events.  Includes freezer space and root cellar.
  • Shared community craft room and laundry room
  • Community meals (optional) several times per week
  • Frequent service Tri-Met route 72 bus stop at the entry to the community and a second route, 75, within a ¼ mile.
  • Close to Concordia New Seasons, Kennedy School, local coffee bars/restaurants/brew pubs and the Hollywood District with its library, theater, post office, and Trader Joe's.