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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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Duwamish Cohousing
Wednesday, March 18th at 2:36

Duwamish Cohousing added 3 new photos.

St. Patrick's Day meal!

Duwamish Cohousing
Saturday, February 21st at 6:56

Duwamish Cohousing with Rachel Dahnke Faunce and Jonathan Faunce at Duwamish Cohousing

Marshmallows are serious business.

Duwamish Cohousing
Saturday, February 21st at 4:33

Duwamish Cohousing with Rachel Dahnke Faunce and 10 others

Roasting marshmallows in February? That's just how we roll. #cohousinglife

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Friday, January 30th at 3:55

Duwamish Cohousing celebrating our friends with Barbara Wallen Williams

We don't like saying goodbye to one of our families... but if we have to, we're going to do it with style. And delicious food.

Duwamish Cohousing
Sunday, August 24th at 17:28

Duwamish Cohousing shared ScienceAlert's photo.

Let's get one of these for the helipad or something and forget about reshingling the CH with solar panels.


This weather-tracking glass sphere can concentrate sunlight up to 10,000 times, and generate electricity even on a cloudy day. It also looks really good: http://bit.ly/1pXvG5I

Duwamish Cohousing
Saturday, August 16th at 22:06

Duwamish Cohousing with Rachel Dahnke Faunce and 2 others at Camano Island

We missed posting this a few weeks back -- here are the brave women of Duwamish Cohousing "roughing it" during our annual camping trip!