Posted on: December 1st, 2023 by

Steps to Getting Involved at Kingfisher

Please take a moment to fill out this Kingfisher Community Interest Form!

We host an open house, garden work day and potluck lunch on the 2nd Sunday most months; check the calendar for upcoming events. You can also call or email any time with questions.

After you have met the community and toured the spaces, there are a few ways to become involved with our project:

  • Keep coming to monthly open houses/potlucks and other open events, to get to know us better. On the rare occasion that a rental opens up, it is usually taken by someone who has been around. We ask people to come to at least three gatherings before submitting a rental application, so after coming to an open house you can RSVP to join us for a meal or at our monthly meeting.
  • If you aren’t already very familiar with the concept of Cohousing as described in the book Cohousing by McCammant and Durrett, get to know about this growing subculture and its model for creating communities with shared resources and private homes.  You can start by checking out
  • This is not a subsidized community, so rents are in line with the local market.

Roles and Expectations

We have scheduled common meals four times a month, plus frequent spontaneous lunches and walks.  Our meetings are once a month, and we have a gardening/work day once a month. You can see all of these events on the calendar.

We hope to find new members who have the time and energy to fully participate in the community.

Membership Process

We ask that people come to at least three gatherings here, before filling out a rental application. That is why, when homes become available they usually go to someone who has been coming to our open houses and other events. So if you think this might be the place for you at some time in the future, come and hang out with us! Check the calendar, and feel free to drop in on any open house day. After that, RSVP to join us at one of our common meals, or our monthly meeting.

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A view of the courtyard from the sidewalk entrance
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One of our seating areas, with lemon tree & BBQ.
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Squash, tomatoes and a tangerine tree
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On our way to pick figs from a neighbor’s tree.