Cohousing Communities

Conversations on Affordable Cohousing in Port Townsend

Walking Tour of Cohousing Communities
Saturday, September 30th, 9:30am-11:30am

During this engaging event, you’ll have the opportunity to visit two communities, meet residents, and hear their stories. Learn how co-housing fosters a sense of belonging, promotes sustainable living, and encourages collaborative decision-making.Whether you’re curious about co-housing or actively seeking an alternative way of living, this walking tour promises to be an eye-opening experience.


Affordable Cohousing in Port Townsend: A Conversation with Cohousing Expert Charles Durrett

Thursday, October 12th, 7pm-8:30pm

Join us for an exciting in-person event at the Quimper Grange in Port Townsend. Discover the advantages to affordable cohousing with the renowned expert, Charles Durrett. Learn how to create a vibrant community while keeping costs affordable. This is your chance to ask questions and gain valuable insights from a true cohousing innovator. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the world of affordable cohousing in beautiful Port Townsend!


Next Steps: Small Group Discussion with Charles Durrett

Saturday, October 14th, 10am-12pm

This small group conversation will prioritize participants who are ready to take the next steps to create a cohousing community from the ground up: Song Sparrow Cohousing. This event will take place at the Port Townsend Public Library’s Pink House at 1256 Lawrence Street. Song Sparrow Cohousing is the name of cohousing community that Kate Nichols, PT resident, wants to create with other community members. This is a chance to work directly with Charles and Kate to discuss the next steps for a new cohousing community in Port Townsend .

Charles has worked with over 50 groups to create cohousing communities, and Kate was a founding member of Bellingham Cohousing in Bellingham, WA.


Tickets to these FREE community events are required. 
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These events are a collaboration between The Cohousing Company, Housing Solutions Network, Newt Crossing, and the idea of Kate Nichols, founder of Song Sparrow Cohousing, a fledgling concept ready to take off here in Port Townsend.

 For more information on the co-sponsors:

For more information on Kate, and to hear more about Song Sparrow, please contact:

To learn more about Newt Crossing Cohousing, visit:

Read more on housing affordability and other ways you can support local workforce housing efforts in Jefferson County here:

And to read more about Charles Durrett and his work with The Cohousing Company, visit:


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