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This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

At Pringle Creek Community we are always looking for innovative ways to bring affordable, healthy, and high-performing homes to the community. The article below showcases how housing is changing to make this a reality. ADELE PETERS | February 3, 2016 View Original Source at Fast Company Rural Studio's $20K House has such innovative design that it's changing the entire housing system—from mortgages to zoning laws. For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible problem. How do you design a home that someone living below the ... Read more

New Home – Coming Up!

Our newest community members have just broken ground on their new net zero home! We are all very excited to see the construction begin on this beautiful and energy efficient house. Our new neighbors have entrusted one of our preferred building partners, Winsome Construction with building their new custom home. Winsome also built the net zero home next door to the their project. The Net Zero home, which is available for purchase, inspired them and served as the springboard for customizing their own home design. Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Us!

Pringle Creek Community is a cutting edge sustainable community development in Salem, Oregon, an innovative community with a LOT of wonderful and interesting features.  Below are a few aspects of our community development that you may not be aware of.  Read on! We have an edible landscape!  Fruit trees and berries are abundant and available to our residents.  Pringle Creek Community residents enjoy sharing the delicious fruit that grows in our shared green spaces.  When the cherries, peaches, pears, apples or berries are ripe, we notify our residents so that they can harvest fresh fruit for eating, pie or jam ... Read more

What is Shovel Ready?

All of our lots are!  All lots at Pringle Creek Community are ready for you - all necessary hook-ups are already in, ready for construction of your new home. We've just listed four lots with Living Room Realty:  one in our Net Zero Loop, where your home will use solar power to create as much energy as you'll need; one in our Live-Work area, where you could build a home with a retail studio/work space on the main floor and live in the above two or three levels;  and two lots on our Cousteau Loop neighborhood where your home would ... Read more

Is Pringle Creek Community the Same as Co-Housing?

Pringle Creek Community (PCC) and co-housing communities share many common, desirable features such as pedestrian friendly streets and trails,  higher density, centralized living, open space, and a community center where people can gather and celebrate.  Although there are similarities between the two community types, the differences, which are subtle, are also significant. The main differences exist in three areas - Pringle Creek Community's planning process vs that of a co-housing development, the type of common, residential gathering space, and the degree of community involvement in decision making. Co-housing communities are typically planned, created, and developed by the people who desire to live together in community.  The ... Read more
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