Evans Oaks

a cottage co-housing community

Evans Oaks is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each single-family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen and small yard area. Our shared space features a common house which includes a simple kitchen, dining area, covered deck, ADA bathroom and a guest room with ensuite bath.

We also have a shared workshop and garden shed. Individual garages with personal storage are at both ends of the property. Shared outdoor space includes parking, walkways, open space, and gardens. Community members also share resources like tools, books, and recreational equipment. Each household lives independently, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities and shared spaces.

We have filled all the houses in our community. After completing construction and moving into our homes in November/December 2020, we are happily working on our landscape and other outdoor improvements as well as enjoying building our relationships together.

Some information from the web:

A podcast about our community can be heard at: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/4/15/bottom-up-lisa-leslie-cohousing

Read an article about Evans Oaks from the local paper -- Our Town

A good explanation of why somebody would join co-housing -- The Case For Cohousing: Where Responsibilities Are Shared And Life Is A Little Less Lonely