Metro Cohousing at Culver Way

Last updated: July 19, 2014 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Metro Cohousing at Culver Way

(St. Louis, Missouri, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 1999
  • Start Living Together: 1999
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Metro Cohousing at Culver Way
  • Phone: 314-534-4780
  • Address:
    Tom Braford
    3965 Westminster Pl
    St. Louis, Missouri, 63108
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We have potluck dinners twice a month for prospective members. Call or email for dates, times, and locations.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:


Community Description:

Metro Cohousing at Culver Way is the first cohousing community in the Culver Way Ecovillage. We are renovating three turn-of-the-last-century commercial buildings and building three new buildings in the Central West End in the city of St. Louis. Many of our first 44 units are still available.


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community


  • Type: Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 1.5 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current Number of Residences: 44
  • Additional Comments: Family and friends who are investors in an LLC


Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution: No


  • Additional Comments: not at all

    group will create plan for shared tasks when we move in.

    $100 for initial membership, then buy a unit

    There will be a monthly condo fee



  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: much more after move-in

    N/A – in formation

    potluck at this point

    only outside


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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Building
  • Shared common building: No

Community Network or Organization Affiliations


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