The Clearing

The Clearing is a household that received its name when a visiting couple said being there was like coming to a “clearing in the woods.”

The Clearing has well established routines, including 19 scheduled meals together a week. Mealtimes are the central part of the Clearing household life, and household members make it high priority to be present, particularly for the evening meals. Members who are able participate in the household chores of cooking, dishwashing, cleaning, etc.

Presently there are 10 people living at the Clearing.  Everyone is single and has his/her own room.  The household also has a guest room and frequently hosts guests.

The Clearing is an intergenerational household. We have members in their 30s, members in their 90s, and various ages in between.

The Clearing is an RPF household, though membership in RPF is not an expectation for living at the Clearing. For more info, contact David Hovde at