National Cohousing
Open House Weekend

April 23-24, 2022

“Living in cohousing is fulfilling, joyful, rich and sustainable. Cohousing allows us to know our neighbors, enjoy more connected relationships, and collaborate with others who share our values.”  – Cohousing Association of the United States, sponsor of the
2022 National Cohousing Open House Weekend)

The Triangle – called by the IndyWeek “Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement” – boasts 8 established cohousing communities, with 2 in development. Open House Weekend is a great time to visit local cohousing communities either virtually or in-person, ask questions of the residents, and see which community would be a good fit for you!

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Triangle Area
Cohousing Communities

 
 

Arcadia

Cohousing

134 Circadian Way, Carrboro

Arcadia is an intergenerational suburban cohousing community in Carrboro, established in 1994. Thirty-three families share sixteen acres, eleven of which are woods with a stream running through them. Families own their homes and lots, share ownership of the common house and grounds, and enjoy additional amenities such as a fenced garden, bike sheds, guest rooms and social events.  We love to garden and to share the beauty of our neighborhood.  Our Common House is located at 134 Circadian Way, Chapel Hill.

Onsite Open House

Saturday, April 23

10 am - Noon EDT

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Bull City Commons

Cohousing

610 Trent Drive, Durham

BCC is an intentional cohousing community made up of folks of all ages from all over the country and beyond. What we have in common is a desire to be part of Durham, NC's vibrant urban scene and lead a lifestyle based on mutual support, shared resources, and a sustainable community. In March 2022 our 23 households began moving in to our 5-story condominium.

Virtual Open House

Saturday, April 23

1 - 2 pm EDT

Common Ground

Ecovillage

Mebane *

Common Ground is an intergenerational ecovillage in development based on a cooperative ownership model. Our vision is a world in which people live in justice, racial equity and harmony with each other and the land. Our plans are for a cluster of 28 dwellings, from attached one-room suites to two-story 3 bedroom houses as well as a common house and multiple shared community use buildings. Our 112 acres of land includes a substantial community farm, extensive woodlands, 4 miles of trails, a pond, creek, and wetlands. Our location, in rural Mebane, Orange County, just minutes from I-40, provides easy access to Chapel Hill, Durham and Greensboro. 

* Open House attendees should set their GPS for 1021 N. Frazier Road in Mebane (about a mile from Dollar General at the corner of Frazier and Highway 70). Turn at the driveway for 1021 and continue through the cattle gate until you see a sign for parking.

Onsite Open House

Sunday, April 24

 

10 - Noon EDT

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Durham Central Park Cohousing

130 Hunt Street, Durham

One of the best things about Durham Coho is our location, adjacent to Durham Central Park downtown. We are proud of our award-winning building, spectacular condos, and magnificent gardens, but our community is what makes us truly special. Our lively group includes artists, musicians, writers, scientists, academics, social workers, and more. Most of us have worked and lived abroad and are avid travelers.

Virtual Open House

 

Saturday, April 23

 

2 - 3 pm EDT

Elderberry Cohousing

60 Elderberry Lane, Rougemont

Elderberry Cohousing in Rougemont is an adult community of 18 townhomes on 10 acres, 30 minutes north of downtown Durham. We invite you to join us online

to meet members who can tell you about life in cohousing, particularly in a

rural setting among folks who are 50+. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Virtual Open House

Saturday, April 23

 

3 - 4 pm EDT

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Eno Commons

1 Indigo Creek Trail, Durham

Eno Commons offers the opportunity to have both the privacy of your own home and yard, and the option of gathering with neighbors in the Commons House and community property. Natural areas offer beautiful spots for solitude or walks with friends. A neighborhood with people of all ages and abilities creates a sense of extended family. We believe that a neighborhood with a diversity of residents is a more vibrant place. We are accessible to people of all physical abilities: with the site plan, Commons House, and home designs all planned with accessibility and wheelchairs in mind. People of all ages, races, religious beliefs, and affectional preferences are invited to make Eno Commons their home. For more information, visit www.enocommons.org.

Pacifica Cohousing

143 Viburnum Way, Carrboro

Pacifica is a cohousing community of 46 homes within one mile of downtown Carrboro, occupied since 2006. Our policies and decisions are guided by four principles: community, diversity, sustainability and affordability. Pacificans range from toddlers to seniors, living in 46 residences that are a mix of townhomes, detached houses and stacked condos. Our site includes community gardens, bike sheds, play areas, a guest house, and a  multi-purpose common house, all set in a wooded buffer zone on eight acres. For more information, email us at pacificaoutreachcommittee@gmail.com

Onsite Open House

 

Sunday, April 24

 

2 - 5 pm EDT

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Solterra

98 Solterra Way, Durham

Solterra is different from many cohousing communities. Homes are generally single family and were individually planned with specific interests of the owners in mind. Each house is accessible by car, and some have garages. There are 37 homes with another being planned. Each member owns a deeded lot as well as a share of the Common House and common land, which includes a playground, a large communal garden, and an enclosed dog park. Homes range in size from approximately 1300 to 3200 square feet.

* Open House attendees should drive around to the right as they enter off Solterra Way to the Common House parking lot.

Onsite Open House

 

Sunday, April 24

 

10 am - 1 pm EDT

No RSVP Needed

Village Hearth Cohousing

4900 Buttonbush Drive, Durham

Village Hearth is an intentional community of 55+ LGBT folks and straight allies committed to "aging in place" on 15 wooded acres near Eno River walking trails. Beautifully designed accessible one-story homes clustered around a common house with delightful shared spaces. Opportunities for virtual open houses are below.  Email if you have any questions, villagehearthcohousing@gmail.com

Virtual Open House

 

Sunday, April 24

2 - 3 pm EDT

3 - 4 pm EDT

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Weaving Water Cohousing

3912 Rivermont Rd, Durham

Weaving Water has broken ground! We are creating a nature-focused cohousing community in Durham adjacent to Eno River State Park. Imagine living in a sustainably-built home within a multi-generational intentional community, surrounded by meadows and wooded trails, with common gardens and a common house with a sunset view. Units still available in Phase 1 but going fast!

Land Tour & Info Session

Saturday, April 23

 

10 am EDT

Virtual Open House

Sunday, April 24

 

Noon - 1:30 pm EDT