Gainesville Cohousing

Gainesville, Florida, United States

  • Last updated: July 18, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: February 11, 2006

Mission Statement

Gainesville cohousing, an intergenerational green community.

Community Description

We are looking for young families to fill the last two spots for our intergenerational cohousing community within the city limits of Gainesville, FL. We own a 4.75 acre property where we intend to build 24 homes with an extensive common house, gardens, fruit trees, a playground, a pool, and a large dining hall that doubles for a dance floor. Groundbreaking was on February 3rd, 2017.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Suburban


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 4.8 acres
  • Planned number of residences: 24
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership


  • Adult Members: 0
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes


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

    An adjusted form of consensus, first vote is consensus, following vote can be super majority, 2/3rds plus one.


  • Join Fee: $250
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 1
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Mostly Vegetarian


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