conference travel plans
From: Marci Malinowycz (SoDancemsn.com)
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 00:59:25 -0500
Those of you going to the conference who have time before and afterward may 
want to take advantage of the tour offers arranged with regional sites. This 
list is being mailed to preregistered members, but is posted here for 
reference and enticement. Besides these tours, there will be field trips 
during the conference to the sites within easy reach of the conference; those 
sites are not in this list.


Tours in the Region:

In the wider region around the Pacific Northwest are communities that have 
made themselves available for tours before and after the conference. The 
following list gives the contacts for the host communities and a brief 
description of what is being offered. Some meals and bed space may be 
available. Make arrangements in advance and directly with each host. Be 
understanding if there are restrictions on numbers of visitors, times of 
visits, or other concerns, remembering that people are opening their homes and 
spending their time to offer these experiences to you. This list gives 
distances from Seattle in approximate driving times (including ferry if 
needed).

WASHINGTON

1+ hrs NW: South Whidbey Cohousing, Annette Bader, POB 261, Clinton WA 98236, 
(360) 579-5568. Rural, in permitting and under construction, 7 houses 
individually built on 21 acres. Barn meeting space, strawbale pumphouse.

various hrs NW: RoseWind Cohousing, Lynn Nadeau, 3221 Haines St., Pt. Townsend 
WA 98368, (360) 385-7749. Single and multifamily, under construction, partly 
occupied. Possible bed space.

OREGON

3 hrs S: On Going Cohousing, Steve Apotheker, 1905 NE Going St., Portland OR 
97211, (503) 284-8870, stevea [at] pacifier.com. Retrofit on urban block. Tours 
on 
Tues 16th 6pm (common meal plus tour), Wed 17th 6pm (potluck plus tour). Some 
bed space.

3.5 hrs S: Trillium Hollow, www.trillium-hollow.org, (503) 297-1696 (leave 
message at common house to reserve). Tour evening Sun 22nd, restricted access 
due to construction. Some floor space (bring sleeping bags and pads), maybe 
overflow to nearby homes. Business meeting Mon 23rd 7-9pm. Open house each Sun 
4-6pm.

6hrs SSE: Higher Ground, Steve Josse, 1850 Jackson St., Bend OR 97701, (541) 
317-1937 (call days, eves before 10pm). Individual houses under construction; 
alternative building, straw bale. Possible bed space.

8 hrs S: Bear Creek Commons, Melanie Mindlin, 130 4th St., Ashland OR 97520, 
(541) 482-7909, sassetta [at] mind.net. May have a site by conference time.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

2.5 hours N: Windsong, Alan Carpenter, 20543 96th Ave., Langley BC V1M 3W3, 
(604) 882-5337, acarpent [at] direct.ca. Townhouses with enclosed pedestrian 
street. Possible guest space.

various hrs NNW: Cardiff Place CoHousing Community, Brad Jarvis, #6 - 1246 
Fairfield Road, Victoria BC V8V 3B5, (250) 480-5152, fax (250) 480-5120, 
bradj [at] island.net. By car ferry from Anacortes or Pt. Angeles, or passenger 
ferry from Seattle. One building, 17 apartments, 1 mile from downtown, bus or 
pleasant walk. Very limited bed space.

10 hrs NNE: Foxfire, John Alton, Gordon Road Group Box, Compartment 38, Nelson 
BC B1L 3V3, (250) 352-7841. Communal house, closely connected family-style 
living; bought land to move onto as cohousing next year. Possible tent space.

10 hrs NNE: Heddle Road, Gary Ockenden, RR1 S12 C38, Nelson BC V1L 5P4, (250) 
825-9507. 11 houses on 50 acres, converted barn as common house. No guest 
space, but hostels and camping nearby.

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