River Song Cohousing will be built on 2.3 acres of land situated on the beautiful Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon. The city bike path system connects us to nearby parks and a regional shopping mall, including a movie complex. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. We value our River Road neighbors and strive to build and maintain close friendly relationships with them.
Parking is on the periphery of our property, a common house in the middle, individually owned homes close enough to promote interaction, a garden, meandering paths, and private backyards.
Virtual tour of finished site
Take a tour of how we decided on the layout of the site.
Our Common House Design
Take a tour of our common house design, it’s the result of a 3-day workshop and many wonderful ideas. This is the heart of the community. A vibrant common house really matters so we put a lot of energy into designing something that really works.
We now have, in hand, the “Common house program,” a document that will guide the design of the common house. It is a 20 page document describing all aspects of the common house. Here is the introduction to the common house program:
We are very proud of all of the hard work that went into this, if you would like to see it please contact us and we can share it with you.
Don’t forget about the individual homes, and we have five floor plans. Typical cohousers want to know their neighbors and share resources, but they still want to own their very own homes, complete with kitchens.
Our Private Home Workshop progressed the design process along. We chose goals as a group and then designed our individual units by grouping with households with the same unit type. We then produced a program that Charles Durrett used to design the individual units. This is an excerpt from the program.