November Cohousing List - A Different Style
From: MelaSilva (
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 13:19:52 -0600
Sure is fun to update such a fast growing list!
 I changed the format again so that YOU can quickly find duplicates or
incorrect information, and let me know.
 And don't forget to send contact information to: Jim Graham

                                                  jgraham [at]

Thanks, and keep up the good work!        

Mela Silva
Southside Park, Sacramento CA

November 1996
                        Co-Housing List- A Different Style

Almost 500 Families Living in  24 Cohousing Communities 

1  'N' St CoHousing Community, Davis CA  12 homes, 5 acres, still growing
organically.     Moved in 9/89
2  Muir Commons, Davis CA   26 homes, 3 acres,  moved in 9/91
3  Winslow CoHousing, Bainbridge Island WA  30 homes, 5 acres, moved in 2/92
4  Doyle Sreet CoHousing , Emeryville CA    12 unit retrofit on 1/3 acre,
moved in 5/92
5  Ongoing Concerns, Portland OR   6 homes, moved in 4/92
6  Talking Circle, Langley WA     8 homes, moved in 3/93
7  Nyland Community, Lafayette CO   42 homes,42 acres, moved in 4/93
8  Southside Park CoHousing, Sacramento CA  25 homes,1.3 acres, moved in 9/93
9  Berkeley Cohousing,BerkeleyCA Phase 2 under construction 14 homes ,3/4
acre         moved in 4/94
10  Common Ground, Aspen  CO,   21 homes, 2 acres, moved in  6/94
11 Pioneer Valley, Amherst MA    34 homes, 23 acres, moved  in 9/94
12  Pine Street, Amherst MA    8 homes, including an old farm house, 5.2
acres  9/94
13 Cardiff Place, Victoria  BC  17 homes,1/2 acre, moved in 9/94
14 Commons on the Alameda, Santa Fe, NM   28 homes, 5.5 acres, moved in 9/94
15 Monterey Cohousing,St. Louis Park MN 30 homes, 2.7 acres, moved in 12/94
16  Puget Ridge, Seattle WA   23 homes, 2.5 acres, moved in 10/94 
17  Ten Stones, Burlington VT   13 homes, 88 acres, moved in 10/94  
18  Sharingwood, Snohomish County WA   25 homes, 39 acres, moved in 2/95
19  Highline Crossing, Littleton CO   36 homes, 3 1/2 acres, moved in 4/95
20  New View Cohousing, West Acton MA   24 homes on 19.4 acres, moved in 8/95
21  Lawndale Cohousing, Chicago IL 8 homes, 1/2 acre, moved in 12/95
22  Valley Oaks Village, Chico, CA   28 homes, 5 acres  Moved in 6/96
23  EcoVillage, Ithica NY   First of 5 neighborhoods, 30 homes, 187 acres
24   Windsong Cohousing, Langley  BC    34 homes, 5 acres, moved in 7/96

16 Communities Under Construction

   Arcadia, Carrboro NC   33 homes on 16.5 acres, most of them built
   Arizona Avenue Commons, Atlanta GA    12 homes under construction
   Blue Heron Farm, Pittsboro NC   15 homes on 64 acres, moving in 1996
   Concord Oasis  Contra Costa Co CA    Mini coho with 5 homes
   Daystar Community, Tallahassee FL   13 homes on 2.5 acres
   Dear Island Village, Novato CA   18 homes on 18 acres under construction
   Forty Oaks, Petaluma CA   10 homes under construction on 16 acres
   Greyrock Commons, Fort Collins CO   30 homes on 16 acres, nearly finished
   Harmony Village, Golden CO   27 homes on 2.5 acres
   Higher Ground, Bend OR    29 homes on 5.3 acres
   Langley, BC 34 homes on a glass-covered street, 6 acres
   Liberty Village, Baltimore, MD 35 homes planned, beginning roads and
   Marsh Commons, Arcata CA    13 homes  on 1.5 acres, Common House completed
   Rosewind CoHousing, Port Townsend  WA   27 homes on 9 acres
   Solterra, West Durham NC   under construction - roads about to go in
   Trillium Hollow, Portland OR Common House finished, now selling lots
   Vashon Cohousing, Vashon Island WA   18 homes on 12 acres

Have Land and/ or Architectural Plans

AZ   Tucson Neighborhood Development Corporation, Tucson AZ   30 homes
CA   Jewell Hill CoHousing, Sebastopol, CA   Just got city approval for 14
        on 2 acres 
CA    Park Acacia, Santa Rosa CA   33 homes inside a larger pedestrian
CA 10th and T ST.,Sacramento  Have plans, put in bid on 1/2 acre urban infill
17 homes
CA   Tierra Nueva Cohousing, Oceano CA   27 homes planned on 5 acre avacado
CO   Eden Ranch Community, Paonia CO    Land  has been  purchased
CO   Faraway Ranch, Telluride CO    Land has been  purchased
CO   Geneva Community, Lyons CO 176 acres for 10+ homes on Little Thompson
CO   Harmony Village, Golden, CO    Land has been purchased 
CO  Nomad CoHousing, Boulder CO    Land has been purchased
CO   Penrose CoHousing, Penrose CO    Land has been purchased
MA   Alchemy Farm, Falmouth MA (on Cape Cod) have 16 acre site
MA   Cambridge Cohousing, Cambrige MA   Site acquired - plan 41 homes
MA   Commonweal Village, near Boston MA    Have an 11 acre site for 32 homes
ME   Two Echo Cohousing, Brunswick  ME   27 homes, 100 acres
MI   Ann Arbor Cohousing Community. 20 homes sold, plan 42.
       Closing on land on 11/ 6/96
NC   Eno Commons, North Durham  NC Infrastructure construction end of 1996
NC  Westwood Cohousing, Asheville NC  24 clustered townhomes on 
       4.4 wooded acres, in town
WA  Songaia, near Seattle WA    propose to develop 10.5 acres
WA Vashon Cohousing, 18 homes in final planning stage
 UT   Circle Op Springs, Moab UT    100 acres with creek and springs 
 UT   Wasatch, Salt Lake City, UT Closed on 4.5 acres for 26 homes 10/31/96
           At this time we have federal tax credits to develop 5 low income
housing units               for  5 "lease to own homes".  We need 9 more
households before 3/97          

Groups in the Planning Stage

AZ  Community for Ecological Living, Tucson  AZ  Looking
AZ  Flagstaff CoHousing, Flagstaff  AZ
AZ  Phoenix CoHousing Group, Phoenix  AZ   Looking
AZ  Pine Meadows Group, Payson  AZ   Looking
AZ Prescott Area CoHousing, Prescott  AZ   Optioned
AZ  Sodona Ecovillage, Sodona, AZ   Potential
CA  Old Oakland Cohousing, Oakland CA Planning 19 homes in the old Swan's
CO August Green CoHousing, Denver CO   Looking
CO  San Juan CoHousing, Durango, CO   Looking
FL  Synergy Cohousing  West Palm Beach  FL  option placed on 4 acres by the
GA  Kinney Ridge, Athens  GA
MA  Island Cohousing, Martha's Vineyard
MA  JP Cohousing, Boston  MA
MA  Kennebec Valley Cohousing
ME  Readfield CoHousing, Readfield  ME
ME  Sandy River Area CoHousing, Maine
NC Charlottesville Cohousing   about to announce site selection
NC  Mimosa Grove, Durham  NC   urban retrofit
NC  Solterra, West Durham  NC
NC  Triangle area cohousing projects, NC
NC Ozark CoHousing, Fayetteville, In the beginning stages of planning 
NY Cantina's Island CoHousing, Saugerties  NY
NY  Capital District Cohousing Group, Albany, NY   Looking for Land
NY  Rockland Sustainable Community, New York State
NY  Cohousing of the Genesee Valley, Rochester NY Looking for sites
OR East Blair Housing Group, Eugene  Looking for investors and members,
      planned in city limits
OR Williams Rural CoHousing, Williams  OR Trying to purchase land
TX  CoHousing Group of Dallas, Dallas  TX   Potential
TX  Violet Crown CoHousing, Austin  TX  Looking
UT  Wasatch CoHousing, Salt Lake City  UT  Optioned a site
VA EcoVillage, Louden County VA\
WA  Bellingham group forming
?WA Cascadia Commons   Northwest Intentional Communities Assn
WA  Kindermeadow Cohousing, Olympia
WA Olympia Cohousing Association, Olympia WA - Incorporating to buy land
WI  Troy Gardens, Madison  WI  has eye on a site trying to get control
WI  Village Cohousing, Madison  WI  still looking
Canada East Toronto Cohousing   just formed
Canada  North Toronto Cohousing, Richmond Hill, Toronto  24 homes proposed
Canada South-East Toronto Cohousing (SETCO), Toronto, Canada  Trying to do
Canaca Vancouver Cohousing

Original sources:Jim Graham <jgraham [at]
CoHousing, the book,CoHousing Magazine
 plus many others

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