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Joining Walnut St. Co-op


Applying to live here involves taking some time, to figure out if there’s a good match between what we want and what you are looking for. While we prefer folks who are interested in making a long-term commitment, we are also open to people who might only be around for 3 to 12 months, as long as you participate with good energy while you’re here. We want housemates who are enthusiastic about creating community and willing to take on some responsibility to make that happen. If you are interested in joining us, please get in contact about next steps.

If you would like to join the co-op and find that no resident spaces are available, please send us an email to request to join our wait list. We’ll let you know when a resident space opens up.


Walnut Street Co-op Details:
9 BR, 4.5 bath duplex combined into a single dwelling. Just a short walk from Hendricks Park, UO Campus, Franklin Market of Choice, Hiron’s/PO, Walnut EMX, 27 LTD.

We share organic, vegetarian food and cook dinner for each other 5 nights a week (meat eaters welcome, although we each buy and store any meat or other personal food separately). We compost and garden, walk and bike, play board games on occasion, have weekly house meetings and monthly work parties. There are friendly and adorable pets: currently two cats and six chickens, lots of bright common space, lots of books, two kitchens, an awesome couch, hardwood floors, fruit trees, berries and all manner of produce in our organic garden. We have a bike garage and driveway/street space for cars. We are a multi-generational household, friendly, and usually very busy.

We emphasize flow and flux, a co-operative spirit, and a shared respect for each other’s needs. It’s more effort than a traditional rental and a lot more reward. We are particularly interested in people who are looking to settle in for the long run, with experience or at least interest in caring for the house’s physical and/or logistical needs.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Angela Ratto permalink
    February 23, 2012 1:30 PM

    Hello Walnut st. Co-op!
    I tried to send you an email, but the email address you’ve posted seems to be incomplete!
    I’ll give you guys a call here soon enough, but thought I’d spread the friendly word that your email won’t go through!
    Have a wonderful day,

  2. Camille Hart permalink
    August 4, 2012 4:19 AM

    I wonder if the room is still available? I’m in the process of moving from Florida to Eugene, and expect to arrive early in September. I’m VERY interested in being part of what you have created at Walnut St. One of the skills I can contribute is canning!

    Because harvest time is especially busy, I hesitate to call, or write more about myself, until I know whether or not you still have room for a visitor. If you do, I’ll be in touch with more details and questions!


  3. August 28, 2012 8:50 AM

    Hi Camille! Sorry for not responding sooner – we actually have a full house right now, but we’re always searching for long term recruits! If you’re interested in coming over and having dinner with us some day we’d love to have you! Just let us know!

  4. June 24, 2016 8:06 AM

    I am 64 male with a companion animal?
    (I make on social security just over 600 a month
    Kelly or my email is

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