About Us

Pleasant Glade is a forming intentional community designed to appeal  to a diverse group of people who wish to live in a green community  dedicated to sustainable living in a small town.

We are building a six-home community on 4.25 acres in the city of  Tonasket, in north central Washington State.  All of the homes are being  pre-built, are earth-sheltered, energy efficient, and constructed to  “green” standards.  Each home will have an attached garage and  additional storage space in our Community Building.  The Community  Building will also be equipped to house occasional guests and be a  meeting place for members. It will also contain a commercial kitchen,  community workshop, a sustainable-living library, work area,  handicapped-accessible bathroom, greenhouse, and a community dining  area.

Each member-family will own their own home and the lot it sits on and  they will share privileges with other members on the remaining common  ground (nearly 3 acres).  All Pleasant Glade Community members will  share the cost of stewardship (land taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc)  on the common areas.

The property has dedicated irrigation water from our local irrigation  district and it will be used to establish the permaculture landscape  that will provide a large part of our food.   We are located in an  excellent gardening/orcharding area on the “dry side” of Washington  State just 20 miles south of the Canadian boarder.

Most of the infrastructure (water, power, phone, internet, and sewer)  was installed in 2011.  This summer, the summer of 2012, we are  constructing the Community Building and two of the earth-sheltered  homes.  The next two homes will be built in 2013, and the last two in  2014.

Our site is walking distance to shopping, schools, hospital, clinics,  farmers market, library, and parks.  Tonasket is a vibrant community of  about 1000 citizens with very diverse lifestyles.  It is the home of a  long-standing food co-op and a cultural center dedicated to presenting  healthy alternative programs that benefit the entire community. Our  medical community here is outstanding and the hospital in Tonasket has  an authorized Veterans Clinic. It is our hope that, as an intentional  community, we will recognize the needs of our neighbors and will seek to  serve the wider community as well.

Our goal is to strike a balance between individual and community  living, promote organic gardening, adhere to the principles of  permaculture, recycle, reuse, and live light on the land.  Being a  Planned Development, Pleasant Glade members will belong to an  association which will be the governing body and will use consensus for  decision making and to establish rules and guidelines for the community.

If you think that Pleasant Glade is a community of interest to you and you need more information please contact us.

Contact Us

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 Bob and Jane Thompson
PO Box 581
Tonasket. Washington
email us:  wzrdwrks@bossig.com 

Pleasant Glade Intentional Community

(509) 486-2654


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