More than just a home.
a community for life.
Creating An Intentional Community
Sunnyside Village Cohousing is an intentional community in Marysville, 35 miles north of Seattle. The community has a strong focus on working together, environmental sustainability, and healthy living. The 5-acre village will include 32 privately owned detached 2- and 3-bedroom cottages. Community features include a shared multiuse common house, community workshop, greenhouse, organic garden, orchard, walking paths, and protected woodland.
Where Community Comes First
As a cohousing community we believe community comes first. We have each other’s backs. We know our neighbors and we help each other out. We are a community of safety and trust.
At Sunnyside Village each person has a voice. We discuss issues as a community to make decisions. Together, we create the community we want to be. We actively invite families of all ages to join our community and promote intergenerational living. We celebrate diversity – all are welcome here.
Building A Sustainable
We are planning today for the community of tomorrow. We live modestly and use our resources efficiently. Sunnyside’s homes and shared common house are being built to the highest standards, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Our architects and developers specialize in building sustainable intentional communities:
- The homes will be Built Green Four Star Certified for sustainability and quality construction.
- The homes will have fire-resistant premium composite roofing shingles, engineered hardwood flooring, hardy-board built siding, and fire-suppression sprinkler systems.
- The common house will be solar powered, and six electric charging stations will be located near easily accessible parking areas.
Creating A Balanced Life -
Home and Work
Sunnyside Village Cohousing is being built to enhance balance between our work life and our home life. The community will offer the ability to work from home, to work from offices located in the common house, or to commute to work in nearby urban centers. Community social life will center around the multiuse common house, where we will have the opportunity to share meals, work on projects, or just visit.
In the Pacific Northwest, the natural environment is a big part of home life. Our community is located between the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) and the Cascade Mountains. The area includes a number of natural features including marine waters, tidelands, freshwater creeks and lakes, wetlands, rivers, and forests. Leisure and sport outdoor activities abound, including backpacking, boating, camping, day hiking, fishing, kayaking, kiteboarding, rowing, scrambling, skiing, snowshoeing, and swimming.
Sometimes people have questions about the difference between intentional communities and cohousing communities. Both intentional communities and cohousing communities provide housing for people with similar values and intentions. However, cohousing is a type of intentional community that provides self-contained private homes that are owned by the individual residents. For example, Sunnyside Village Cohousing is made up of 32 privately owned 2- and 3-bedroom homes. If living in a cohousing community sounds right for you and your family contact us or sign up for our introductory zoom meeting.