We are a multigenerational community of adults and children, from toddlers to people in their seventies and eighties. Adults include teachers, lawyers, healthcare providers, retired folks and others. We pursue our varied passions here—from growing food and working on landscape projects to caring for our chickens and bees, cooking community meals, preserving our harvest, making music and participating in activities and causes in our neighborhood, city and beyond. Some of us are lifelong Oregonians, many of us are transplants from other states and a few countries.
Our 37 homes are in five buildings at the south end of our 3.73-acre property. Further back on the property is a 1912 farmhouse, where we have guest rooms, a children’s room, meditation room, media room, kitchen, and living and dining rooms used for meetings and social events. Other shared “common space” on the property includes a dining/common hall with play room, a crafts/sewing room, workshop, laundry room, storage building, and tool shed. We grow food for optional community meals in two large gardens and also harvest a substantial amount of food from fruit and nut trees as well as rows of grapes, blackberries, raspberries and more. Most members also have an individual or shared garden plot and many also use their green thumbs in the courtyard areas in front of our homes.