At Bluebird 58, we are committed to providing a healthy, sustainable and affordable living environment. Our living spaces feature environmentally friendly and non or low-toxic paints, finishes, and materials. Wherever possible, we have utilized recycled or low-energy use materials.
All units are clean, remodeled two bedroom, single level living spaces. This quiet end-street location is directly adjacent to a calming agricultural preserve.
The community is made up of friendly neighbors who share 'green' values. People sometimes ask if we're an 'intentional community' or a 'co-housing community' -- we aren't either one of those. We do have occasional --optional-- gatherings to foster connection and community.
Low toxic/No toxic Features:
Non-toxic paint -- Best paint Zero VOC [bath, living room, bedrooms] Safecoat Zero VOC [kitchen]
Original Douglas Fir flooring with new low-toxic finish -- Safecoat BP finish and seal
Reclaimed Douglas Fir baseboards in bath with new low-toxic finish -- Safecoat BP finish and seal
New linoleum in kitchen and bathroom. Linoleum is a natural material made of linseed oil, pine rosin, wood or cork flour, limestone and pigments
Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Room baseboards made from 100% recycled wood
100% cotton canvas Roman shades and vegetable-dyed cotton curtains
Hypoallergenic attic insulation
Native-oriented biodiverse pesticide-free landscaping
Sustainable Living Features:
45 foot by 15 foot community organic raised-bed gardening plot framed with sustainable lumber
Composting provides fertilizer for organic gardening and landscaping in a 15'x3' covered compost pile plus worm bin.
1500 gallon rainwater cachement system -- for irrigation, not drinking!
Reclaimed wood used wherever possible
Energy Saving/Cost Saving Features:
Free community broadband wireless web access, subject to usage guidelines
High efficiency warm white CF lighting
Low cost gas heating
Digital programmable thermostats (lowers heating costs by up to 55%)
Dual pane windows
On site storage space available
Laundry facilities on site
Unique like-minded sustainable community lifestyle
Covered secure bike storage
Entry wall built using natural building materials (Earth bag/Cob)
On site manager, repair hotline
New kitchen counters, new kitchen hardware and plumbing, and recycled stainless steel sinks
New one-piece showers -- no bathtub, though, they wouldn't fit!
Brentwood-Darlington Park just one block away
Bus 19 stops 300 feet away
Easy access to Reed College, Rhododendron Gardens, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, Joseph Lane and Woodmere Elementary schools, Mt. Scott Recreation Center & Pool, Trader Joe's/Limbo, and Woodstock Library
Good food within walking distance - Japanese, Thai, Mexican, American, pubs, coffee shops...
Sound like a great place to live? Contact us to schedule a showing.