Boulder, Colorado, United States
- Last updated: December 18, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
- Listing created on: March 26, 2007
Washington Village members are committed to building healthy, supportive relationships within the community.
Legally, we are structured as an HOA, but residents enjoy the benefits of cohousing practices, which help us form meaningful social connections through community activities and strengthen our sense of community as we work together to maintain and improve both our property and our social well being.
Our residents share interests in art, music, movies, theater, cooking, gardening, hiking, playing games, and helping kids grow.
We are fortunate to live in a beautiful place that includes a large community kitchen, dining, two guest rooms, living and exercise areas, as well as community gardens, courtyards, a pocket park, a wood shop & bike repair, library, fireside lounge, large space for arts & crafts and other amenities. Our city offers a quality of life not found anywhere else, “it’s a city whose culture promotes healthy living practices, attracts active families and entrepreneurs.”
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2006
- Start Living Together: 2013
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.washington-village.com
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://www.washington-village.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonVillageCohousingCommunity
- Community Address:
1215 Cedar Ave
Boulder, Colorado, 80304
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Location: Urban
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
We are legally organized as an HOA, but operate as a cohousing community. Dues are based on square footage.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
- Additional Comments:
HOA dues are calculated based on square footage, and are roughly $250-300 per 1000 square feet (SF) per month.
Of the 36 units at Washington Village, 10 are deed restricted under Boulder’s Affordable Housing Program. To learn more about the program please visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/homeownership.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Energy sources: Solar, Geothermal
- Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
- Planned food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Workshop, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Kosher, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
- Additional Diet Comments:
Diets vary widely among the members. Tobacco and marijuana use is restricted to units, when permitted by owners.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
- Expected Healthcare Practices:
Members are expected to provide for their own major healthcare needs.
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US, Wild Sage, Silver Sage, Nomad, & Nyland
Silver Sage, Wild Sage, Nomad, Nyland
Central Boulder, sustainability, cohousing, historic, multi-generational, active urban lifestyle