Triangle Area

Cohousing Communities

The Triangle -- called by the IndyWeek “Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement" -- boasts 10 cohousing communities: 7 established and 3 in development. 




Carrboro, NC

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.


Bull City Commons


Durham, NC

We are 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 wonderful lifestyle based on mutual support, shared resources, and a sustainable community. Our five-story building with 23 units is under construction and we expect to move in Fall 2021. 

Common Ground


Mebane, NC

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

Durham, NC

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.

Elderberry Cohousing

Rougemont, NC

Elderberry Cohousing in Rougemont is an adult community of 18 townhomes on 10 acres, 30 minutes north of downtown Durham.  We invite you to meet folks who can tell you about life in rural cohousing and show you our common house, hiking trails, gardens, woodshop, and our available home at 116 Elderberry Lane.  [Directions: From Durham, drive north on Rt. 501 until you turn right at the stoplight at Moore’s Mill Road. From there, follow signage.]

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Eno Commons


Durham, NC

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.



Carrboro, NC

Pacifica is a cohousing community of about 100 people, founded in 2006 on four guiding principles: community, diversity, sustainability and affordability. Pacificans range from babies to seniors, living in 46 residences that are a mix of townhomes, detached houses and stacked condos. The site includes community gardens, bike sheds, a guest house and multi-purpose common house, all set in a wooded buffer zone on eight acres within one mile of downtown Carrboro.

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Durham, NC

Solterra is cohousing with a difference. Most of our homes are single-family stand-alone dwellings which have been individually planned by the owners and their designers. Each house is unique and caters to the lifestyle of its residents.  There is a strong emphasis on passive solar design.
There are 37 families in residence.  Each member family owns a deeded lot, and a share of the common land. Houses range in size from about 1300 s.f. to 3200 s.f. 

Village Hearth Cohousing

Durham, NC

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. Email if you have any questions,

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Weaving Water Cohousing

Durham, NC

Weaving Water is breaking ground this Spring 2021! 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.