Marsh Commons

Arcata, California

We are a cohousing community located in a university town in northern California. Arcata has active art, environmental, and spiritual communities, making it a socially rich place to live. We also have easy access to the redwood forest, beaches, mountains, and other natural wonders.
Marsh Commons site is a reused industrial property adjacent to a wildlife sanctuary and marsh with many miles of walking trails. We chose this site for its location close to the town plaza and to a beautiful wild place.
Our houses and common house feature sustainable materials, including carpet from pop bottles, redwood from an old barn we tore down, reused lighting, flooring resawn from old mill buildings, recycled-newspaper insulation, sustainably harvested construction lumber, and recycled-plastic lumber for decking.
We have weekly meals, celebrate together, have a vegetable garden, and respect each others individuality.
Houses to buy and rentals become available intermittently.


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