Dallas Cohousing

Last updated: August 21, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: August 16, 2010

Dallas Cohousing

(Dallas, Texas, United States)

Mission Statement:

Urban Dallas cohousing

Community Description:

We’re growing a community of like-minded folks who’d like to live cooperatively in urban Dallas, close to DART rail.

Our goals: to be affordable, sustainable, and diverse.

Our models for living together include cohousing–homes for individual households, plenty of shared space & meals, decisions by consensus–and the ecovillage concepts of living in a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable manner.

We’re interested in possibly sharing:
• work space (for those of us working from home)
• dinners
• a garden to grow some of our own food
• child care
• space for yoga, other kinds of movement
• home schooling
• cars
• a food buying club
• community-supported agriculture (CSA membership)

Our vision of retrofitting includes affordable energy efficiency and sustainability. E.g., solar-assisted hot water, rainwater reclamation, foam insulation under the roof.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)


  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: We envision a condominium legal structure.

    Construction not yet begun


    Site targeted; forming partnership to purchase



  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: We are meeting regularly with folks interested in this concept.

    If you are interested, please call or email us.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We welcome the possibility of shared home schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: 2-8 hrs of outreach & planning per month

    $500 for full membership: reserves your place in line to choose your unit

    We’re asking $10/month for marketing purposes

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: this is our goal. We’ll see what the community wants as the group grows

    This is our goal: may change, depending on property we acquire

    Our goal is that any meat we eat will be humanely & sustainably raised

    We envision wine & beer with dinner, for those who enjoy it.

    We don’t smoke but would like there to be public space for smokers

  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US


Dallas, urban, cohousing, ecovillage, Texas, sustainable

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge