Nomad Cohousing

Boulder, Colorado, United States

  • Last updated: October 30, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999
  • Last verified on: October 30, 2018

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build a housing community which fosters both independence and interdependence. To create a community which assures a safe and nurturing environment for all, creates a sense of extended family, utilizes environmentally sound design and materials and allows for the sharing of resources.

Community Description

Nomad Cohousing is an 11-unit urban community on a one-acre site, two miles from downtown Boulder. Our common dining area is attached to a community playhouse, the Nomad Theater.. We are adjacent to a small shopping center (market, restaurants, liquor store, cafe, and cleaners), and within a couple of minutes walk of the foothills and Boulder Mountain open space. We are a block from a major bus route.

We are a diverse community, we value difference, We aspire to be aware and respond to our overt and covert biases.


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


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 1 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 11
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: HOA


  • Adult Members: 20
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    As of October 2018 we have a permanently affordable unit for sale.


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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments:

    About 5 hours per month
    Cost of home purchase.
    Monthly HOA Dues currently ranging from $250- $500.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s)
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We go out of our way to accomodate vegetarians
    Very little not an issue

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations



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