What is Quimper Village?

Quimper Village, a intentional senior cohousing community slated to be built in Port Townsend Washington has broken ground. The ceremony took place on July 14th. The QV community is excited to take this step forward. As I write this construction on the site has already begun. To Join Quimper Village you must be a citizen of Washington State as required by law.


Quimper Village is a 55+ senior cohousing community being built in a vibrant coastal town in the heart of Washington’s rain shadow, known for both intellectual and outdoor activities, arts, and easy living. Starting with a core group of six member households (couples and singles), we searched for and found a suitable location, then chose experienced cohousing architects to assist us in the design and development of our project. When it’s finished in 2017, we will have 28 homes in a closely knit, caring community with shared values and we will be living in houses that balance a sense of neighborhood with the need for personal privacy.

Quimper Village’s design includes a large Common House where we will share frequent dinners and other activities. There will be space for members to gather for activities, informal coffee and conversation or meeting on the terrace for an afternoon brew. We will also have a spacious workshop, a garden shed and an artist studio. The pathways to our homes will facilitate interaction with our neighbors. We will be a tobacco-free community.

Quimper Village is not a retirement home or an assisted living facility.  When you join Quimper Village, you will join a community of interesting, active individuals who share a common vision and values with the goal of supporting one another while enjoying life in surroundings that enhance our ability to age in place. Quimper Village members will be involved in all aspects of the management of their community and, to the extent the community decides, in performing the tasks necessary for maintaining the village.  There will be opportunities to participate in a variety of ways, but everyone will be expected to participate as they are able. 

Quimper Village is currently offering membership ONLY to seniors who reside in the state of Washington.