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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:
One room, $465-$475 (includes rent and all utilities, wireless internet, laundry, house computer and printer, guitars and games and more), available from December 1st, 2018 in a large, beautiful, sustainability-minded co-op.  $445 security deposit.

9 BR, 4.5 bath duplex combined into a single dwelling. Just a short walk from Hendricks Park, U of O Campus, Franklin St Market of Choice grocery, Hiron’s drugstore/PO, many restaurants and Walnut EMX and 27 LTD busses.

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 each contribute an additional $140 per month for shared food. We compost and garden, walk and bike, play board games on occasion, have weekly house meetings and monthly work parties. We are currently home to two cats, six chickens, lots of bright indoor/outdoor common spaces, a large quirky library, two kitchens, office space, 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.

Our living philosophy is self-organization and self-responsibility within a context of consensus agreements and shared understandings. We emphasize flow and flux, a co-operative spirit, co-creation of our shared life and culture, and an interest in each other’s well-being.  It’s more effort than a traditional rental and a lot more reward.

We are specifically looking for people who intend to settle in for the long run (5 or more years), who have experience and/or real interest in caring for our house’s physical and/or logistical needs. Serious inquiries only.


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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