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Triangle Cohousing Communities Band Together for Open House Day – April 24


See our all-in-one page with pictures, links, and info on all the Triangle communities participating in National Cohousing Open House Day. Marvel at the creativity and energy happening in local intentional communities!


Cohousing communities in the Triangle and across the United States are welcoming the public for free virtual and in-person tours and visits on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Sponsored by the Cohousing Association of the US, the National Cohousing Open House Day celebrates why interest in cohousing has surged in recent years.


Bull City Commons is hosting two events on April 24:

  • A virtual event at 1pm (RSVP here)

  • An in-person event across the street from our building site at 3pm (no RSVP needed – just show up at 610 Trent Drive!)

Our Open House Events page contains everything you need to plan visits to local cohousing and intentional communities participating in the event.


Cohousing communities are collaborative neighborhoods that combine extensive common facilities with private homes to create a strong and successful housing development.


These communities are predicted to expand rapidly in the next few decades as individuals and families seek to live more sustainably and in community with neighbors. The cohousing model has been highly successful in terms of member happiness and life satisfaction, and reduced energy use and resource conservation, confirmed by research produced by The Cohousing Research Network.


Over the last 30 years, 180 cohousing communities have been established in the United States. The Triangle -- called by the IndyWeek “Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement" -- boasts seven established cohousing communities, with three in development.


Cohousing communities are collaborative neighborhoods that combine extensive common facilities with private homes to create a strong and successful housing development. Cohousing communities are predicted to expand rapidly in the next few decades as individuals and families seek to live more sustainably and in community with neighbors.


The surge of Interest in cohousing is driven by a trend of baby boomers seeking a downsized, community-oriented and environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Cohousing has also gained traction among millennials as they search for contemporary neighborhoods more conducive to raising children while holding two jobs. For seniors it’s a simpler lifestyle that provides a purpose alongside a culture of caring and sharing.


Open House Day 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!

Established Triangle Cohousing Communities

● Arcadia Cohousing (Chapel Hill)

● Durham Central Park Cohousing (Durham)

● Elderberry Cohousing (Rougemont)

● Eno Commons Cohousing (Durham)

● Pacifica Cohousing (Carrboro)

● Solterra Cohousing (Durham)

● Village Hearth Cohousing (Durham)


Building Triangle Cohousing Communities

● Bull City Commons (Durham)

● Hart’s Mill (Orange County)

● Weaving Water Cohousing (Durham)


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