Housing Situations

Before contacting us about housing opportunities, learn about expectations for Higher Ground residents! If you think you would like to become a Higher Ground resident, send us a short bio introducing yourself or if interested in the housing offered below please contact them directly.

Listings below may have particular requirements, but generally we encourage these three steps to apply:

1. Read these web site pages:

Are We a Match?

Vision Statement


2. Schedule and make two visits. One to tour the house and community, and another to see what community life is like at a potluck, garden work day, or board meeting.

3. Review our Governing Docs (CC&Rs, Bylaws, etc.) and request a rental application if needed.

As of February 18, 2024 there is one listing.

Room plus private bathroom – $1100 (includes utilities)

I am renting a downstairs 10X10 room including private bathroom and additional hallway closet in my 1422 sq. ft., 3 bed/2 bath home. Room is currently unfurnished but could be furnished with a twin bed, standing 3 way lamp and table.

Shared spaces:  Kitchen with cupboards/shelving, living room, washer and 2 outdoor patio areas.  There is limited shelving space in garage to store personal items.  Parking for one vehicle available in front of house.  Shared community spaces: hot tub, sauna, garden, guest room, green spaces (meadows, pond, orchard, forested nooks and crannies) and the Common House.

Month to month lease and reference checks. $1100/month includes utilities of water, gas, electricity, and internet. Flexible move in date (prefer mid-March to April 1st). $900 security deposit required upon lease signing, then first month’s rent due upon move in.

I am looking to share my home with a person who is very quiet, honest, respectful, clean, kind, generous, conscientious and aware of their surroundings, fun, playful, peaceful, employed outside of the home, mature, open and receptive to communicating compassionately to have concerns/needs heard and met.  I offer the same in my lifestyle and practice.  Community engagement is encouraged.  Limited alcohol consumption preferred and no smoking or drug use.  Unfortunately, this is not a match for couples, children or pets at this time.

I worked in natural resources with the Forest Service/Park Service for 20 years.  I now offer direct support to elders and individuals having disabilities.  I travel various times of the year to spend time with my partner. I am looking for a housemate who loves cats and would be interested in reduced rent for cat sitting while I am away.  I have 2 indoor cuddly, active and fun cats who are 4 years old.  My partner will return home monthly, for 4-7 days, March-October (could be less frequent).

My home is sanctuary.  I am a Zen student and cherish a quiet and calm space.  If I am not out enjoying nature or gardening then I am generally enjoying a quiet home, cooking, or studying.   

Email me with information about yourself and why this living situation would work well for you.  I will be in touch to begin a dialogue if it feels like a suitable match.

Thanks for your thoughtfulness in advance,