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 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. It was finished in 2017, and we are living in 28 homes in a closely knit, caring community with shared values. We live in houses that balance a sense of neighborhood with the need for personal privacy.

The design of Quimper Village includes a large Common House where we share frequent dinners and other activities. This is the place to gather for meals, conversation or have a meeting on the terrace for an afternoon brew. There are 3 guest rooms for members to use when entertaining visitors.  We have a spacious workshop, an artist studio and plans for a community garden are in the works. The pathways to our homes facilitate interaction with our neighbors. We are a tobacco-free community.

Quimper Village is not a retirement home or an assisted living facility.  When you join Quimper Village, you 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 are involved in all aspects of the management of the community and, to the extent the community decides, in performing the tasks necessary for maintaining the village.  There are opportunities to participate in a variety of ways, but everyone will be expected to participate as they are able.