Boulder Creek Community

Boulder, Colorado, United States

  • Last updated: February 23, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: November 8, 2007

Mission Statement

Each community member participates, individually and in community, in the creation of a sustainable society and a heartfelt way of being together.

Community Description

Boulder Creek Cohousing (BCC) is an intentional community made up of approximately twenty residential and non-residential members functioning within a 12-acre 363-unit condominium complex called Gold Run. The complex is situated in the heart of Boulder and is bordered by the beautiful Boulder Creek multi-use path, Scott Carpenter Park, the campuses of the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) and Naropa University, and the 29th Street Mall. Our lofts, flats and townhouses are surrounded by mature trees and plenty of green space.
Our community consists of members with a diversity of backgrounds, careers, ages and views. We all share a desire to live in a conscious community that honors a heart-felt way of being together. We are a service-focused community that values creativity, having fun together, personal growth, conscious communication, participation, contributing to the broader community and the environment, and sharing resources with one another

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2008
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Greg Sherwin
  • Phone: 303-417-1690
  • Community Address:
    2907 Shadow Creek Drive
    Unit 104
    Boulder, Colorado, 80303
    United States
  • FIC Membership

    Since 2009
    This Community is an FIC Member
  • Location


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience
  • Location: Urban


  • Area: 13 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 16
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit


  • Adult Members: 25
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Call Greg. Guest facilities provided at a nominal donation. Call about guest accommodations, introductory meetings, events, and/or to see the condos. Ask about our “30-60 Day Community Learning Center” and housing option.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Community and membership is a function of participation, i.e., showing up for community living options. All participation is voluntary. Attendance to a community meal, event and meeting and completion of a personal profile is invited. Members self-select through your participation.


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    There are 5 core service group positions responsible for making the financial decisions and initiating the 5 monthly community events. The community makes the other decisions by “Consensus +”

    To be determined by the community


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy sources: Solar, Connected to the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

Community Affiliations

Hummingbird Community


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