Last updated: July 19, 2014 (9 months ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Metro Cohousing at Culver Way

(St. Louis, Missouri, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 1999  Established: 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


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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • 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
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • 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.