Lyons Valley Village

Lyons, Colorado, United States

  • Last updated: March 27, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: January 26, 2005

Mission Statement

Cohousing Model

Community Description

Lyons Valley Village is a small cohousing community based in the beautiful town of Lyons (just north of Boulder). We are located on a two-acre parcel of land, bordered on two sides by parkland, one with the Saint Vrain River running through it. Our community consists of 18 units, and a 2,200 square foot Common House, which has a children’s playroom, gourmet kitchen, dining hall, sitting room and guest room. We have around 30 residents (ages one and up), 8 dogs, and 5 cats.

About

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

Housing

  • Area: 2 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 18
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments:

    HOA fees range depending on the size and standard occupancy of the unit.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 18
  • Child Members: 0
  • Percent Women: 81-90%
  • Percent Men: 11-20%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Has not been determined, but is in a good school district.

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Additional Comments:

    $100 per year

    HOA fees

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Potlucks on Friday

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Coho/US

Community Affiliations

Silver Sage Village