Initiative 3 of the American Association for the Furtherance of
The third initiative of
the American Association for the Furtherance of Community involved
encouraging the Goodenough Community to develop a housing cooperative.
The first attempt began
in the year 2000 with the creation of The Goodenough Village
Cooperative. This story makes heroes of many members who gave
financially and energetically only to find that after the successes of
land purchase, permitting, and approval for a construction loan, a
long-term mortgage was denied us during the difficult two years
following 9/11/01. Members of the project “bought out” all of the
indebtedness remaining, and many of them are behind the emerging project,
Sahale Ecovillage. This “village” on 67 acres near the Hood Canal
has been in development for six years and is now seeking people to
participate by living and working there. Some persons have already begun
to live there and workshops are now offered through
Sahale Learning Center.
If you find your self
interested in any aspect of our work, and want to become more involved,
email@example.com) to continue a dialogue with us. If the
telephone is more to your liking, call (206) 323-4653.