Membership Opportunity: a single room is available in a 2-bedroom unit
Any homes listed below are for sale or rent by owner. Site tours are available by appointment.
Bellingham Cohousing is sited on nearly 6 acres with the homes clustered on the northern portion, and a wetlands area we steward to the south. Connelly Creek runs through the southern boundary of the property.
The condominium homes at Bellingham Cohousing are privately-owned, each with their own kitchens and other features you would expect in a typical residence. In addition, Cohousing includes many common facilities that offer cost-saving resource-sharing, along with areas that promote and support community interactions.
The shared facilities at Bellingham Cohousing include:
- Our Common House with a large common dining room, a community kitchen, several sitting areas, meeting rooms, and dedicated areas for children
- A Workshop equipped for wood and metalworking, and with areas for ski tuning and bike maintenance
- A community room above the workshop
- A playfield just south of the Common House with a swing set and monkey bars
- A community hot tub is available for use on the west side of the property
- A community vegetable garden is just north of the hot tub on the west side of the property.
Click Here to see a site plan of the Bellingham Cohousing property.
Unit Specifications & Availability:
click on the unit type to view the floorplan
Units available for sale or rent are listed under the description and floor plan link for each type of unit.
As part of the purchase process we strongly recommend that potential buyers do ample research about Cohousing and Bellingham Cohousing in particular. Making a move from conventional housing to Cohousing can be a BIG decision and we want you to be fully informed before you join us. Research that has been helpful to people in the past includes attending general and committee meetings, joining us for at least one common meal, and individually meeting with potential Cohousing neighbors.
The Bellingham Cohousing neighborhood infrastructure and individual homes were designed by The Cohousing Company in collaboration with some of the original residents. We incorporated as many eco-friendly materials and design features as we could. These include marmoleum flooring, the Common House trim lumber, and radiant baseboard heating. Many of the construction materials including glues, solvents, surface finishes, structural and decorative materials are low-toxic. We upgraded a number of design features and construction materials, including acoustic insulation between adjacent units, better grades of cabinetry, and Ethernet wiring for the community computer network and Internet access.
Condominium fees are based on unit size and are determined during a community-wide end-of-year budgeting process. Bellingham Cohousing operates under the air-space condominium regulations of Washington State.