Last updated: November 4, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: February 10, 2007

Utah Valley Commons

(Provo, Utah, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Utah Valley Cohousing Community
  • Phone: 801 226 1412
  • Address:
    Charles W. Nuckolls
    Provo, Utah,
    United States
  • This Community is Re-forming

    Utah Valley Cohousing Community

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please go to the website and participate in the on-line discussion, and come to our regularly scheduled meetings. See website for details.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Utah Cohousing Ecovillage

Community Description:

Utah Valley Commons, located south of Salt Lake City and close to Brigham Young University, welcomes participation by families and individuals interested in cohousing, ecovillage development, and sustainability in general. The UVCC has no religious or political affiliation. At present we are in the planning stage, with seven member families and sixteen children. The Commons will be located (probably) south of Provo, in the Spanish Fork area, on a site large enough to support small-scale organic agriculture. See our website for specific information on the group. Join our Yahoo discussion group ( for updates. Newcomers are welcome to attend our potlucks and/or business meetings, generally every two weeks.

Our models are the EcoVillage at Ithaca(, Champlain Valley Co-Housing (, and Earthsong Eco-Neighborhood (, suitably modified to local conditions.


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 16
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: open to all faiths and practices

    All welcome

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: By a Community Leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Core group of 6 households currently

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Current number of residences: 20
  • Additional Comments: Seeking land

    Currently in discussion

    in planning phase

    from 15-35


Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: $100

    $20 / month


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Additional comments: Currently holding monthly potlucks

    Community will produce some of its own food.

    not allowed in common areas or meals

    not allowed in common areas or meals

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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Forming
  • Shared common building: No (5000 square feet)
  • Architect: not yet determined
  • Developer: not yet determined
  • Commercial Lender: not yet determined

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

Community Affiliations

Tuscaloosa Cooperative Association

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.