Cohousing Classifieds

Marsh Commons

Multi-generational, Urban
101 H Street, Suite A
Arcata, 95521
  • Move in year :
  • 1998
  • Number of units :
  • 11-20
  • Land size:
  • 2-5 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • N/A


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 had a vegetable garden in the past, and respect each others’ individuality. Houses to buy and rentals become available intermittently.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Laundry
  • N/A
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Guest Rooms
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Modified Consensus
  • 1-3 meals per month
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
  • N/A
Contact Information
  • Marsh Commons
Last modified September 29, 2022


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