Bloomington Cohousing

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

  • Last updated: December 4, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: April 25, 2012

Mission Statement

Intentional multigenerational

Community Description

A new intentional community is forming in Bloomington, Indiana. Three and one-half acres of land has been purchased which is north of the YMCA. It’s eastern border is a nature preserve. The founders were unable to maintain a committed group to develop the project, so the project was sold to a local developer who is committed to developing Cohousing. Infrastructure was started in November 2018, with start of home building scheduled for spring of 2019.

We are building a group of like-minded, innovatiave people who want to live in a close-knit, progressive community

Find out about upcoming meetings, stay informed, and join the discussions on the Bloomington Cohousing Meetup accessed thru a link on our website or


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Urban


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 3.5 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Planned number of residences: 27
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Multiple stakeholders
  • Additional Comments:

    Looking for new members.


  • Adult Members: 0
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Prospective resident meetings will be resuming in 2019. Membership will require a down payment for the residence.

  • Additional Comments:

    Excellent school system


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Prospective resident meetings will be resuming in 2019, with governance issues to be decided.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Additional Comments:

    Prospective resident meetings to be resuming in 2019. Membership will require a down payment for the residence.
    Work requirement anticipated to be approximately 10 hours/month

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Fire pit
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Not yet decided

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling
  • Additional Comments:

    Prospective resident meetings to resume in 2019. Many of these issues to be decided then.

Additional Comments

Medium-sized college town

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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


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