Green Grove Cohousing Community a unique concept in Forest Grove
One of our current projects, the Green Grove Cohousing Community, was featured in Pamplin Media’s Forest Grove News-Times near the end of April. Winsome was selected by Green Grove for the earth work and a 10-bay carport, as well as the construction of three homes in the community, one of which belongs to Brad and Linda Taylor. The Taylors are in the process of converting their 5 acre property into a “cooperatively governed community of independent households committed to creating a harmonious, sustainable neighborhood.” Here is a sample from the article about the community’s goals for sustainability:
The Taylors are passionate not only about community-building, but sustainability as well. They said they have been working to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize pollution, and to that end, they have built what they believe is the largest solar panel array in Forest Grove to generate power on the property and installed geothermal heating and cooling in what will be Green Grove’s common house.
They have also contracted Winsome Construction, a McMinnville-based company that describes itself as a “custom green builder” of luxury homes in northwestern Oregon, to build the new houses going up on the property.
“We want to guarantee the quality and high-performance green construction,” Linda Taylor explained.
Excerpt, “Green Grove Cohousing Community a unique concept in Forest Grove,” Forest Grove News-Times – April 22nd, 2018
* Staff photo credit: Christopher Oertell