About Us

The Mothership is an urban intentional community in Portland, Oregon. We usually have 8-12 adults and a handful of kids. We have both partial and full income sharing groups.

We value supporting each other as parents, believe children should be treated like humans, and humans should be treated well. Many of us co-parent each other's kids and we generally believe children to be the responsibility of the group.

We believe everyone deserves to eat. Our food system is fully collectivized with the understanding that anyone can come eat here. We are in the planning stages of starting a free food shed on our property.

We love welcoming guests. Many people think of The Mothership as home base and stop in to refuel, gather supplies, and plan new expeditions.

We communicate directly, thoroughly, and the first time there is a conflict. Our goal is to avoid haveing unresolved interpersonal struggles that lead to a toxic living environment. If you've done something to upset someone at The Mothership, you either already know about it or are about to.

We commit to calling each other on acts of oppression. We have no tolerance for unapologetic racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, gender essentialism, ableism, body shaming, slut shaming, or enforcement of gender roles and stereotypes. When these things inevitably fall out of your mouth, we will talk about why they were problematic. We aspire to be a safe space for the marginalized. We're mostly a bunch of queer/genderqueer relationship anarchists, though we also accept the cis heteromonogamists of the world (while we assimilate them).