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Room for Rent in Existing Community
Columbia EcovillagePortland , Oregon
Curious about cohousing but not ready to buy? Unique rental opportunity in shared condo.Lori Email Address: Web Address: http://columbiaecovillage.org
I live in a 3bd 2ba ground floor unit and am looking for a couple (or single individual) to rent the 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The unit was remodeled 3yrs ago using eco-friendly paint, countertops, wood floor and cabinetry. Windows are energy efficient and insulation was added to the walls before new siding was installed. Asking $900/mo. This does include a storage space in a separate building and a parking space. Electric and internet is extra; average is $78/mo split equally amongst the three/two of us.
We are 52 adults, 9 children, 12 cats, 3 dogs, 31 chickens and myriad bees living on 3.7 acres amongst hazelnut, walnut, plum, cherry, fig and persimmon trees; raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, grapes, more vegetables (all started in our greenhouse from seed) than you can shake a stick at, perennial herbs and more. Our water for the garden is collected from the roof of our original 1912 farmhouse (which provides space for community meals and guest stays) and is held in a series of 5000 gallon cisterns. Not only do we share the workload of our land stewarding project, but we enjoy offering each other the support they might need to stay ahead of the challenges life inevitably brings. We have a community craft room, laundry room, root cellar, garage and movie room. The atmosphere is friendly and warm.
You must have interest in community living, ability to give 8hrs work per month and be active on one team (landscape, food, maintenance, chicken, children’s to name a few). Additionally, you very likely have a caring, trustworthy personality; like the idea of sharing tools, skills and ideas; have desire to grow and eat you own food; have a habit of listening well and seeing the glass half full.
I am female, like being social but need time alone to refuel my jets; express my creativity in the kitchen; make time for hiking, biking, back-packing and cross country skiing; have a particular curiosity for things related to health and healing; communicate with a very open, direct style and love to share fermented food experiments.