Zephyr Valley Community Co-op

Rushford, Minnesota

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Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative is a vibrant rural cohousing intentional community. Currently we have 8 households with 15 adults and 6 children living on 500 acres of farm and woodlands in the beautiful bluff country of SE Minnesota. The land, bought by the Coop in 1994 and cooperatively owned, has restored wetlands, pastures, woodland, bluff lands, high grass meadows, ponds, creeks and a trout stream. Approximately one hundred acres are farmed organically, currently in pasture, hay & prairie flower plantings. We have a large barn, several outbuildings and a community center (for community meals, parties, meetings, guests, etc.) as well as a spring-fed swimming pond, a soccer/baseball field, and trails for walking and skiing. Decisions about the land and community are made by consensus, all other decisions are individual ones. There are seven individually owned homes and one small apartment that is owned by the community. Homes are occasionally available and it is possible to build on approved building sites. Winona, Rushford, and La Crosse are all within a 30-minute drive, offering six college campuses, an arts community, and a family-friendly environment. This is a wonderful place to live and a great place for children to grow up with an intimate knowledge of the natural world. Whether you are interested in small-scale, organic farming and gardening or just living in a rural community, your interest is welcomed. Please email us to arrange a visit.


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