|Bremerton, WA "Meadow Wood" Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: CHRISTINE COE (CHRISTINECOE1MSN.COM)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:54:03 -0800 (PST)|
Dear Cohousing List-- I'd like to take up the standing invitation to publish our desire for new members to the listserv. We have had the exact thing happen that Sharon Villines describes; people who have moved to this area to be part of us, who are out-of-towners returning to a place of former residence. Here's the "stuff" from our latest marketing brochure: Bartimaeus Cohousing Community, L.L.C. presents: "MEADOW WOOD" --A UNIQUE CREEK-SIDE COMMUNITY "Our mission is to create a safe residential neighborhood for people to substantially grow into the whole, healthy, unique persons God intended" This distinctive neighborhood in Bremerton, Washington offers affordable, quality living in a spectacular waterfront and mountain setting, an hour away by ferry from the world-class "Emerald City" of Seattle. SOME FEATURES OF MEADOW WOOD The community of Meadow Wood offers a "connected" living experience reminiscent of a New England village, nestled in a gently sloping pasture, bordered by a creek, surrounded by tall trees and nature trails. A prime piece of natural real estate, it is nevertheless ideally located for "modern living" in the heart of Central Kitsap County, --on a major bus line; at 1172 N.E. Fairgrounds Rd., near Wheaton Way --within walking distance of the Swim and Tennis Club, and several local schools --five minutes from East Bremerton shopping, or the Brownsville Marina --eight minutes from Silverdale mall --ten minutes from Olympic College --15 minutes from the live venues of the Admiral Theater --15 minutes from the Seattle ferry The entire site is laid out to balance the desire for personal privacy within the social context of a friendly, intergenerational community, using the design principles of the cohousing movement. SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL DISTINCTIVES OF MEADOW WOOD We envision a community dedicated to bringing out the best in each other, through active listening, mutual respect, an appreciation of differences, and honest caring. Community decisions are made by consensus. There is no single "leader," no "pooled incomes," or other required "communal" practices. This is a unique neighborhood, not a "commune" or a "church." For more detailed information, see our website at www.bartcommunity.org<http://www.bartcommunity.org/>. While most Meadow Wood residents will share an active Christian faith perspective, we also include those who agree with the values of the primary mission, as outlined on the website. Visitors who may not agree with all these values are also welcomed in a spirit of hospitality. We won't exist just "for ourselves," but will actively seek ways to make a difference in the world, including efforts to assist others who can benefit from the resources of a larger community. A guest house is set aside for people or a family in transition to stay in assistive circumstances while seeking life skills enhancement, as well as benefiting from living within a safe and healthy community of people. They will be considered carefully for suitability within the community by the membership. WE ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION! We have purchased 7 acres of beautiful property in Central Kitsap. With its ideal location and protected natural habitat the property has already experienced very strong appreciation and should continue to do so. In April of 2005, we will begin to build the 24 remaining one to four bedroom clustered homes, along with a community center, or "common house," in two phases. Meadow Wood is not a standard developer-driven project --as a cohousing project, the future residents are also largely the developers. For equity members participating in Phase 1 "developer profits" will not be included in the price of the homes -making this the best new home value option in Central Kitsap today. This opportunity will only be available until groundbreaking slated for April of 2005. Meadow Wood is currently seeking additional Phase 1 equity members. Any remaining units for Phase 2 construction will change to "market" valuations at the time of their assignment, so now is the time to act! CONSIDER YOUR PLACE IN MEADOW WOOD COMMUNITY! For detailed home prices, floor plans for the one through four-bedroom models, the site plan, or details of equity membership, see our website at: www.bartcommunity.org WHAT IS "COHOUSING?" Cohousing began in earnest some thirty years ago overseas, as a of modern neighbors got together to figure out how to design the architecture of their community to better serve their needs, including the preservation of natural areas. Today there are about 80 such communities in the United States, with more than 300 overseas, and many more in various stages of completion --a significant new trend considered one of America's brightest prospects for addressing a number of social and environmental housing issues. Cohousing communities are comprised of fully functioning, "green-built" individually-owned clustered homes with a spacious central building, called a "common house," where daily social activities and occasional mid-week evening meals together can take place on a voluntary basis. Cohousing brings the benefits of having community use of facilities such as these in our project: safe indoor / outdoor children's play areas a common woodshop / auto shop areas a lending library / meeting room community gardens or small orchard game room and solarium Could this community-oriented neighborhood be what you've been looking for? Call us today! Barbara Buckham at 360.692.8064
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