Find homes at Higher Ground to buy, rent or share here.

“… together, we can do so much.” –Helen Keller

Founded in the early ’90s, Higher Ground Cohousing Community attracts residents who are interested in knowing their neighbors and living a sustainable life.

We value a multi-generational community, and welcome families, singles, and couples of all ages.

Our community is 39 households on seven acres at the corner of Jackson Ave. and Daggett Lane in northeast Bend. Homes range from 1000 to 2000 square feet, and are built on privately owned lots. Many homes are energy efficient and were built with environmentally-friendly materials.

About four acres of the community are owned and enjoyed as common ground. Common areas include a kids’ playground, two meadows, a pond and waterfall, an orchard, and a large and thriving community garden. Our buildings, roads, and paths were developed to adapt to the natural terrain. Beautiful rock outcroppings, native wildflowers, and the two meadows have been preserved.

In addition to these shared grounds, common facilities include a common house for socializing and dining indoors or outdoors, a multi-purpose room, a guest room, and a sauna and outdoor hot tub. We manage our common grounds and facilities through a Homeowners’ Association, and maintain them with a mix of community work parties and paid help.

Community Gardens are the best!

Like other co-housing community residents, we share some meals at the common house, create and participate in fun and connecting events, and serve on the board and committees.

Find out if you and Higher Ground are a good match here!

Our COVID Safety Policy — Revised as of March 12, 2022

1.         The new portion of the Common House is open for use. Masks are optional, but encouraged. A supply of masks will be kept available for use. This policy is subject to update by the Governor’s COVID orders.

2.         The old or original portion of the Common House is also open for use on a limited basis for small social groups, approximately half a dozen or so. The door combinations will open either the main entrance or the Daggett Street entrance. This allows for access to a defibrillator which is in a glass case in the old Common House. Also, the accessible bathroom is available for use by people using either the old or new portions of the Common House. Those planning a small social event should let Susy and Megan know.

3.         The guest room is available for reservations, but for use by vaccinated people only. There is a signup sheet at the bottom of the stairs in the Old Common House. Anyone reserving the guest room for a guest MUST satisfy themselves that the proposed guests are vaccinated. Verification could include just knowing that a family member or friend is vaccinated. Or, it could include seeing a vaccination card. This is not a recommendation. This is a requirement.