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Duwamish Cohousing is an oasis of community living in West Seattle, tucked in a lush pocket of nature. Duwamish members all participate in managing their community while having their own duplex homes. This is a place where shared experiences happen regularly, children play, and your neighbors are your friends.

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Duwamish Cohousing

Welcome to Duwamish Cohousing, located in West Seattle. We are an active cohousing community of 23 residential condos with common grounds and facilities, participatory governance, plenty of community activities, and diversity. Living in a pocket of nature, our units face the community pathway and are surrounded by lush grounds to foster community and connection to the natural world.

We are in an exciting time as our community has been through a strong revitalization that continues to grow. We are always looking for new energy to join our community and make a home here. Our residents and families come together for social events, to manage the community, and to maintain the common elements. We make decisions based on a consensus model, and often use the open space approach to encourage our members to participate in the ways that speak to them.

Duwamish Cohousing was designed with environmental consciousness. Our community is surrounded by trees and native vegetation, including nurturing the lower wetland area. Throughout our community you will find food gardens and edible landscaping, with children snatching ripe berries in the summer. Our units utilize radiant floor heating for effectiveness and energy savings. And we utilize responsible rainwater management, including permiable paving and ecological runoff streams.

Contact us or the unit owners to learn more and to become a member!

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Facebook IconJuly 2, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Newly installed fountain + dry ice from early morning grocery delivery = mini misty mountain.

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Facebook IconMay 28, 2016 at 2:59 am

Duwamish Cohousing eating ice-cream at Duwamish Cohousing.

An ice cream social? Well, if you INSIST.

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Facebook IconMay 2, 2016 at 5:53 am

Duwamish Cohousing with Nancy Gelinas Whitlock and 5 others at Duwamish Cohousing.

When the newest owners say they've remodeled their kitchen, everyone is eager to get a peek.

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm

And when asked "what does community mean to you?" -- our kids responded with a puppy-pile. No further words needed, kiddos.

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 10:47 pm

It's National Cohousing Day! We're celebrating by having our annual retreat.

This year, we're workshopping "What Does Community Mean to Me?" Pictured is our "communi-tree" -- a visual representation of our values, priorities, and tasks for the upcoming year.

What does Community conjure up for you?

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Facebook IconApril 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

I'd say that Duwamish Cohousing scores a solid 10 out of 10.

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Over the last 10 years, my husband and I have lived in eight different neighborhoods. Some were fancy, others modest; some were bustling, others quiet; s...

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Facebook IconMarch 27, 2016 at 2:29 am

Duwamish Cohousing with Mel Sears and 5 others at Duwamish Cohousing.

Post-caucus: first fire circle of the season! #feeltheburn

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