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Room for Rent in Existing Community
Ravenna KibbutzSeattle , Washington
Posted On 6/25/2010, Last Updated On 6/25/2010
Are you looking to live as a part of a community? Did you know there was a kibbutz in Seattle?
What is the Ravenna Kibbutz?
An intentional community. A co-op. An urban kibbutz. A neo-shtetl. An insurgent new neighborhood. A non-denominational gathering place. An intimate venue dedicated to Jewish culture. A great place to live and hang out! Please read more about us here: http://www.ravennakibbutz.org/about
A video of the room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yAt-0kiOtM
A spacious master bedroom suite room with lots of light is available on the Kibbutz now! There's plenty of room for large bed and a couch or a desk, even. Two full-size closets, in-suite bathroom. hardwood floors, windows facing into a beautiful courtyard and side yard. The house is a beautiful one-story, hardwood floors throughout, a modern kitchen with granite countertops, gas fireplace, spacious living room and there's even a large meditation/dance space! Included are three great housemates and an intentional community/co-op, which consists of two other houses and two apartments within sugar-borrowing distance (on the same block), please read more about us at the website listed above.
Located near the University of Washington as well as several major bus lines (71, 68, 48, etc.) Walk to Ravenna Park, local community center, restaurants and shops. Rent varies from $850-920 or lower, depending on your level of organizing involvement. No pets.
The room is available August 1st through the end of December, which is when the lease ends. It's possible that the lease may be renewed or become month-to-month.
If you're interested and want more information, please email us. You are also encouraged to fill out our application: http://www.ravennakibbutz.org/application
Contact: Neal SchindlerEmail Address: Web Address: http://www.ravennakibbutz.org/application Phone: 206-683-5675
Home for Sale in Existing Community
Thornton Creek Cohousing AssociationSeattle , Washington
Posted On 6/7/2010, Last Updated On 6/7/2010
Cosy condo for sale in a six-household community in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle. Features original oak flooring and working fireplace, large master bedroom, small second bedroom and private patio area. Shared space includes laundry and storage areas, workshop, raised garden beds and lawn.
This community seeks people like-minded people, interested in environmental stewardship and social justice.
Dues are $118/month plus shared utilities. Water and electricity separate. Asking price: $199, 900.
Contact: Amy EppEmail Address: Phone: 206-554-1338
Home for Rent in Existing Community
unknownnw washington , Washington
Posted On 5/27/2010, Last Updated On 5/27/2010
I am a 39 year old mother with pc, landscaping/gardening, lay carpentry skills. I and my 12 year old son and looking for inexpensive lodging with progressively minded people. Have a small monthly allowance and willing to trade labor as well. Thanks!
Contact: venessaEmail Address:
Seek Members for Forming Community
Woolley MammothSedro-Woolley , Washington
Posted On 5/18/2010, Last Updated On 5/18/2010
We are in the midst of forming a community in Skagit County and are seeking individuals, couples and families to bring their skills and joys to share. The Woolley Mammoth sits on a hill overlooking the Skagit River and Valley, five miles east of Sedro-Woolley towards the North Cascades. The house proper is GIGANTIC measuring in at about 8600 square feet, and has many varieties of spaces available for individual and community needs. We encourage cottage businesses and there is already a screenprinting shop in the basement as well as a small solar hot water business. Our sauna is up and running, and we have a solar heated outdoor bathing area (as well as indoor bathrooms). We have a flock of chickens, a few turkeys, and gardens are underway and developing. Perhaps there will be goats in the future. Much depends on the interests and capacities of those who find their way here. One possibility is for the place to evolve into an educational retreat center, focusing on the healing arts for body and earth. For those interested in living here, there are opportunities to rent space or purchase a stake in ownership. Rooms rent from $300-$500. Presently there is one couple with a baby girl and two single men living here.
Contact: JeffEmail Address: Phone: 360-647-3437
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Self-Reliant Intentional Community in Southern Oregon Seeking Stakeholders and CollaboratorsBly , Oregon
Posted On 3/11/2010, Last Updated On 3/11/2010
Where high desert meets pine forest, Southern Oregon at 4000 ft.
We have the opportunity for a shared-ownership on some very in-expensive 11 to 20 acre properties in Southern Oregon about 10 minutes from Bly oregon, 1 hour from klamath falls oregon, and about 10 hours from Seattle.
The 11 acre property is southward sloping towards a creek. A state bike trail divides the acreage. There's about 7 acres flat bare to the north and about 4 acres with pine trees sloped and stoney southward towards the creek. A creek runs about 100 ft south of the property border. Fremont national forest is a couple hundred feet from the property line. Water is about 65 feet down.
The 20 acre is flatter with pine trees. Water is also about 65 feet down.
Cost for ownership is approximately $1000 per acre. I only want about 2-5 acres for myself. We would find shared owners for the remaining balance of acreage. Drilling wells for water (water is about 65 feet down).
Purpose of the shared land:
residing, living simply off the land and closer to nature
investment for future
avoid paying rent or mortgages
working collectively to make decisions, possibly share meals
working together to build simple homes/cabins
fostering community among members
solar well pump for central bath/water supply
building with local materials of stone for floors and foundations
sunken vegetable beds
shared meditation/yoga room
shared audio-video media center with highspeed internet
What's expected of you:
Initial investment for your portion of land ownership $1000-5000 for rights to 1 to 5 acres. Then be involved in the effort of drilling (purchasing carbide/diamond drillbit , welding up drilling rig, water tank). Help with surveying, building some stone foundations and small walls, possibly a central bathing/shower and water center (maybe even small pool if very eager). Help with costs of cement and possibly transportation with truck. Digging of sunken vegetable garden beds, soil enrichment, nursery. Possible recruiting of other like-minded homesteaders who can help in the effort at hand. Paying your portion of the taxes at about $5-$25 per year (almost nothing).
If you are interested in becoming a shared owner for approximately $1000/acre and living simply in the high pines then please email with questions and let's meet to discuss this. 1 to 5 acres investment preferred so that we are all equal owners. There is the potential for dividing the lot into 5 acre pieces at a later time or if you wish to sell.
You can see location of the property on Bing at: http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2.00&&cp=42.598374846500555~-120.9102376922965&lvl=10&sty=r&rtp=pos.42.454805597662926_-121.50409385561943_Sprague%20River%2C%20OR___e_~pos.42.695625722408295_-121.12627789378166_near%20Yellow%20Pine%20Rd%2C%20Chiloquin%2C%20Oregon%2097624%2C%20United%20States___a_&rtop=0~0~0~&encType=1
Note, the bing map doesnt adequately show the property. See below photo for approximate lot and borders. See photos on the soon-to-be website. There's a plat map we can look at if you are serious.
Contact: Erik SchwarzenbachEmail Address: Web Address: http://peopleconomy.org/highpines
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