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Sun smiles on Green Grove open house

COURTESY PHOTOS: BONNIE WYCOFF - A friendly band of musicians provides a soundtrack to the tours and explanations during the Green Grove Cohousing Open House Saturday, April 30. The light green, grassy field directly behind them is where the houses would be located. The darker field beyond that belongs to a neighbor and is farmed.

Vegetable garden space is one of the property's features.

The green-roofed house in the background is currently home to Brad and Linda Taylor, who are spearheading the cohousing project on their property. But when the cohousing community is up and running, it will be a communal house with many common areas: kitchen and meal space, a supply-packed craft room, a studio area (possibly for yoga or meditation) and guest bedrooms for visitors. The Taylors will build their own separate house on one of the nine available lots.

Linda Taylor (back right) leads a parachute activity for would-be cohousing prospects. The open house attracted about 25 people, from young families to retirees and almost-retirees, reflecting the diversity hoped for by the three families currently committed to the community. For more information, contact Taylor at  503-359-4690 or <span id=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." title="Linda Taylor (back right) leads a parachute activity for would-be cohousing prospects. The open house attracted about 25 people, from young families to retirees and almost-retirees, reflecting the diversity hoped for by the three families currently committed to the community. For more information, contact Taylor at 503-359-4690 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." class="caption" width="481" height="360" />