Hidden Village Cooperative is a resident-owned manufactured home community in Olympia, Washington. Our residents range from families with children, to retirees. If you like quiet living on a private road and a homey atmosphere, this is the place for you. We are a community made up of 20 lots.
Hidden Village is owned by the co-op members who live here-- we are a resident-owned community (ROC). That means we control the rent and make the rules. In 2008, we formed the Hidden Village Cooperative and, on September 12, 2008, the Cooperative purchased the land and infrastructure, such as the roads and water lines. Now, a democratically elected board of directors manages the business of running the Hidden Village Cooperative. Every member household in the community has a say in who sits on that board, how we spend our money, the annual budget, and whether we make changes to the rent.
We're also part of a national network that encourages and guides us in the process of running our own community. That membership provides us with access to expert coaching on how to run our ROC, leadership development and training, communications with dozens of community leaders who face many of the same issues we do, and more. Life in Hidden Village is truly different than in a commercially owned community – we invite you to find out first-hand how that difference makes living here so much better.