Meet Our Members

Who We Are

Bull City Commons Cohousing members are fun-loving, compassionate and kind people who are actively creating

our cohousing community in Durham, North Carolina. Read our bios below and get to know us!


Brigitte has been following the cohousing movement since its inception and thinks of it as “the lifestyle of the future."


The idea of living in a setting where there is ample opportunity for growth, for expanding my ways of thinking, and for new friendships is what attracted me to cohousing.


One of the things I love about BCC is that so many other community members share my interests, and I can’t wait to jam with Jim on the screen porch, cook with Jo in the common kitchen, and create beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces with the whole community.


I enjoy hiking, swimming, yoga, biking, engaging in craft projects, sharing a cup of tea, and enjoying and admiring the creativity of others.

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Is Bull City Commons
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I've been interested in cohousing for many years, and have finally taken the leap!


I am very happy to embark on this new chapter in my life – the creation of our BCC community!


I am so grateful that I found BCC and I cannot wait until we are moved into our building and living together.


I enjoy the outdoors and being outside walking with friends while having a good conversation.


I am excited to prepare for an urban lifestyle with BCC and to share my gifts and talents with community members.


I am very excited about joining Bull City Commons and can’t wait to see what this adventure will bring.

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I’ve been interested in cohousing for many years and this has come at an opportune time in my life.


It is fun to create something both tangible (building) and intangible (community) that will hopefully outlast us!


I love all the people in this community and so look forward to creating a 21st century intentional and caring village.


I love spending time with friends and planning activities to share - cannot wait until we are in our building together!


I enjoy listening to live music, small social gatherings, trying to pick out a tune on my ukulele, reading, binge-watching Netflix, hiking, relaxing with my miniature dachshunds, Daisy and Lily, and spending time with the children in my life.

Kate N.

I’m a New Englander by birth and at heart. I’ve lived and worked in Boston, San Francisco, Portland, ME and Raleigh. Upon retirement from the NC Department of Public Instruction, I moved to Durham.

Kate Y.

Bull City Commons is just what I was looking for – a community committed to sharing resources, mutual responsibility/care for each other and living green - at a price I can afford.


I've managed to garden in about 18 of the places I had lived --- and now look forward to exploring what fruits and vegetables we will nurture and be nurtured by in our shared, still-being-created new home.


I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, biking, cooking, re-learning how to edit video on computers, and spending as much time as possible with friends and my extended family and am thrilled to join the Bull City Commons!


I'm passionate about music, especially group singing, and traveling to places unseen.  It has been invigorating to spend time and purpose with this smart group of people dedicated to intentional community.


For fun I enjoy singing, camping, reading, road trips and going to movies. I love Durham, coffee, going to the pool, and my cohousing buddies, not necessarily in that order.


What has energized us about BCC is the opportunity to create something solid and lasting with people engaged in a big endeavor that stretches everyone's capabilities.


I love book arts & the craft of typography, art museums, birding & walking in the woods, and blues music.


After seeing much of the world, I am ready to find my own tribe at Bull City Commons, where members value cooperation & social connections.


I had been looking for a cohousing situation for several years but finding one in a lively urban location hadn’t been easy ... until I came upon BCC!


I am a native North Carolinian who has lived in Chapel Hill for the past 30 years and I'm looking forward to being a part of the Bull City Commons community.


I am most interested in communities with purpose and I look forward to meeting you.


I feel very deeply connected to Bull City Commons and especially love all the wonderful people who have been involved!


I enjoy traveling, cycling, swimming and good food!

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