The Area Around The Lakes
Our community is located around Echo Lake and Lost Lake in south Snohomish County of Washington State. We are fortunate to be in the great northwestern corner of the United States, between the Cascade mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Our climate is mostly moderated by the Pacific Ocean; therefore the region is green year round.
Sharingwood Cohousing Community
Sharingwood is a neighborhood of 28 homes located near Lost Lake. Sharingwood is a mixed aged community with lots of children and adults, who live in its 40 units. Contact information can be found on http://www.sharingwood.net/ .
Sharingwood is a cooperative community using a model of living called co-housing. Homes are privately owned with some rental spaces and an abundance of shared amenities which include: a 23-acre forested greenbelt with trails, campground, and a stream; playgrounds and a play field; productive community gardens and fruit trees; and a community center called “the Common House”.
This is a social neighborhood where people strive to know each other and work together cooperatively. They have many social events such as community dinners, parties, and meetings. They use consensus decision-making to decide how to work together to run their community.