Lorax Manner

Founded in 1990 by a group of environmentally active students, our home’s name was inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, intended to signify our commitment to living in a sustainable manner.  Just across the street from the U of O campus, and 2 blocks away from a bus line to the LCC campus, The Lorax Manner is a community striving towards:

  • Sustainable living
  • DIY attitudes
  • Cooperation
  • Creating a safe space for marginalized folks


Member-owned and operated, our house supports a creative and fun environment!  Membership fees include utilities, internet, and a food plan, while amenities include:

  • 2 pianos
  • Garden
  • Fire pit
  • Library
  • Free closet
  • Tool room
  • Bike shop
  • Large kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Music room
  • Large common spaces
  • Furnished bedrooms w/ bed, desk, and chair

Our house frequently hosts movie & craft nights! All public events, such as workshops, clothing swaps, and parties, are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Daily activities in the house include members sharing their art, music, and cooking skills with one another; listening to music in the kitchen, studying, and eating meals together.

Pictionary, telephone, & bananagrams are all house favorites!

We are a cooperative that uses consensus to make major house decisions.  This means that we reject hierarchy, and value every voice in the room!

As co-op members, we attend weekly Sunday meetings, and contribute to the upkeep of the house through elected positions (such as House President, Food Co-ord, Job Co-ord, etc.) and weekly chores. These commitments keep our community clean, safe, and fun!

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