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National Cohousing
Open House Weekend
 
May 4 & 5, 2024

“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
National Cohousing Open House Weekend

The Triangle – called by the IndyWeek “Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement” – boasts 10 cohousing communities, established or 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

Map
Open Houses

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.

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Bull City Commons

610 Trent Drive, Durham

BCC is an eclectic cohousing community of folks from all over the country. 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. Nestled in the Old West Durham neighborhood, BCC is within walking distance of groceries, cafes, coffee shops, ice cream, an independent bookstore, Duke University campuses, and Duke Gardens. We’re a short drive to nature trails, breweries, restaurants, museums, galleries, and concert and theater venues.

Virtual Open House

Saturday, May 4

2 - 3 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. 

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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 Meet & Greet

 

Saturday, May 4

 

11 am - Noon 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 to meet members who can tell you about life in cohousing, particularly in a rural setting among folks who are 50+. 

Virtual Open House

 

Saturday, May 4

 

1 - 2 pm  EDT

Onsite Open House

 

Saturday, May 4

 

3 - 5 pm  EDT

No RSVP Needed
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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 within a wooded buffer zone on eight acres. For more information, email us at pacificaoutreachcommittee@gmail.com

Onsite Tours

 

Saturday, May 4

 

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.

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 open houses are below. Email if you have any questions, villagehearthcohousing@gmail.com

Virtual Open House (2 Options)

 

Saturday, May 4 

11 am - Noon EDT

4 - 5 pm EDT

Onsite Open House

 

Sunday, May 5

1 - 4 pm EDT

No RSVP Needed
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Weaving Water Cohousing

3912 Rivermont Rd, Durham

Weaving Water is a new nature-focused cohousing community in Durham, directly adjacent to Eno River State Park. Our homes are sustainably built within a multi-generational intentional community, surrounded by meadows and wooded trails, with gardens and a common house with a sunset view. Construction is ongoing, but Phase 1 will complete soon (late spring 2024) and Phase 2 targeting spring/summer 2025. At this point all units are reserved but Phase 2 openings are still possible.

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