National Cohousing Open House Day: April 24, 2021
TODAY is the day: events for all

SEEKERS: Are you interested to learn more about cohousing? Are you are looking for a community in a particular part of the US? National Cohousing Open House Day is a fantastic opportunity to visit them! Some communities are offering LIVE EVENTS, please see community specific covid precautions. Others are offering VIRTUAL EVENTS, says one attendee of last year’s open house day “I took full advantage of the move to zoom and visited eight communities in one day; this year, I am helping to host … “

COMMUNITIES: An Open House is a great way for a community to share about their specific community, what makes them unique and what cohousing life is like. We encourage INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES to host a virtual meet and greet, post a tour video, give tours of your property or host an outdoor gathering. Multiple Communities representing a REGIONAL GROUP may want to host an online panel discussion or a introduction to cohousing talk at a public venue

To REGISTER your community as participating for this day, click here. Note that we review entries and batch update so new/edited listings won’t appear instantly. If you see something which needs correcting, please let 2021 Coordinators, Coho/US volunteers Neil and Raines – know.

EVERYONE: We’re excited to announce a National Cohousing Open House Day virtual Wrap Up, Celebration and Introductions to some of our our Strategic Partners and organizations with similar missions. We hope that you all will join our NATIONAL COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES at this ZOOM link on April 24th at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern.

Virtual Events
by time of day
Regional Events
All Events
by location

Open House Schedule
All events today, April 24, unless noted


Virtual gatherings with time zone conversions then National/Regional gatherings then Alphabetic by state / city / community name — please note that advance RSVP is required for some.

EDTCDTMDTPDTCommunity (links to join/RSVP in main table)
10 AM9 AM8 AM7 AMWeaving Water (Durham, NC)
10 AM9 AM8 AM7 AMShepherd Village (Shepherdstown, WV)
11 AM10 AM9 AM8 AMPrairie Hill (Iowa City, IA)
11 AM10 AM9 AM8 AMVillage Hill (Northampton, MA)
11 AM10 AM9 AM8 AMGainesville (FL)
12 PM11 AM10 AM9 AMWasatch Commons (Salt Lake City, UT)
1 PM12 PM11 AM10 AMVillage Hearth (Durham, NC)
1 PM12 PM11 AM10 AMBull City Commons (Durham, NC)
2 PM1 PM12 PM11 AMPDX Cohousing (Portland, OR)
2 PM1 PM12 PM11 AMOur Home – Cathedral Park (Portland, OR)
2 PM1 PM12 PM11 AMRooted Northwest (Arlington, VA)
2 PM1 PM12 PM11 AMHeartwood Commons (Tulsa, OK)
2 PM1 PM12 PM11 AMVillage Hearth (Durham, NC)
3 PM2 PM1 PM12 PMSwan’s Market Cohousing (Oakland, CA)
3 PM2 PM1 PM12 PMHaystack Heights (Spokane, WA)
3 PM2 PM1 PM12 PMAlpenGlow (Ridgway, CO)
3 PM2 PM1 PM12 PMJuniper Hill Commons (Harrisonburg, VA)
3 PM2 PM1 PM12 PMREGIONAL: Mid-Atlantic Cohousing (Washington, DC)
4 PM3 PM2 PM1 PMWolf Creek Lodge (Grass Valley, CA)
4 PM3 PM2 PM1 PM
5 PM4 PM3 PM2 PMWild Sage (Boulder, CO)
5 PM4 PM3 PM2 PMRachel Carson EcoVillage (Pittsburgh, PA)
5 PM4 PM3 PM2 PMAria (Denver, CO)
6 PM5 PM4 PM3 PMAdams Creek (Hood River, OR)
7 PM6 PM5 PM4 PMNational virtual wrap-up, Celebrations
Location Community Group Status Format When Link Video
Everywhere Coho/US & FIC & Regional Groups National & Regional Umbrella Groups Zoom 4pm PDT
7pm EDT
  After touring the country, come together for our virtual Wrap-Up, Celebration and Introductions to some of our our Strategic Partners and organizations with similar missions. BYOB 😉

Washington, DC
serving DC MD VA PA … and beyond!

Mid-Atlantic Cohousing
Regional Gathering

Living in Community
Forming Community


3pm EDT

  The Doctor Is IN! Meet Dr. Cohousing! Bring your questions about organizing, building and living in cohousing! Our panel of cohousing professionals collectively have more than 50 years of cohousing experience. We all live in cohousing. We are here to help you! 

Research Triangle, Eastern NC

Durham-Carrboro-Chapel Hill-Raleigh area

Triangle Area

Living in Community
Forming Community


(see combined map/calendar)
  The Triangle — called by IndyWeek “Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement” — boasts 7 established cohousing communities, with 3 in development. 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! Individual communities’ events also listed below.
East SF Bay Area, CA
East Bay Cohousing Living in Community Zoom Sun 4/25 TBD RSVP  
  Regional umbrella group mapping area opportunities. Doing a watch party for Within Reach Individual communities’ events also listed below.

Community Events
Grass Valley, CA Wolf Creek Lodge Living in Community Zoom 1pm PDT RSVP  
  Virtual tour via a slideshow of our pro-active adult community
Nevada City, CA Nevada City Cohousing Living in Community View Anytime n/a Info View
  We’re not doing a day-of open house but we’re linking our video and/or website for folks to see anytime.
Oakland, CA Kingfisher Cohousing Living in Community In Person 11am PDT RSVP  
  We’ll have an open house with a real meal & workday, NOT virtual. For serious folks looking to rent or buy in community only, please. BYO food and drink for lunch at noon.
Oakland, CA Phoenix Commons Living in Community View Anytime n/a Info Video
  Would you like to live right on the Bay Area Trail? How about living right on the Oakland/Alameda Estuary where you can put in your own kayak or paddle board from your own private dock? You can do both, plus so much more, at Phoenix Commons 55+ Cohousing Community. To learn more about our 41-unit building which includes 7,000 sq.ft of common space or about our active and interesting residents, please browse our website and/or Facebook page. We also invite you to visit us at our next virtual Open House on May 8 at 1pm PDT. We look forward to meeting you to discuss our available units! 
Oakland, CA Swan’s Market Cohousing Living in Community Zoom noon PDT RSVP Video
  Swan’s Market Cohousing was founded in 2000 and consists of 20 units in a historic building in the heart of downtown Oakland. Please join us for an overview of our community, including virtual tour, and Q&A!
West Sacramento, CA Washington Commons Forming Community In Person 2pm PDT RSVP  
  We’ve hosting an on-site tour of our property and neighborhood. This is a great opportunity to meet many of our Members. After the tour, we’ll be going next door to the Tree House Cafe. We invite you to join us at the site or later at the cafe.
Boulder, CO Wild Sage Cohousing Living in Community Zoom 3pm MDT Join Video
  Join Wild Sage community members to hear about life in Wild Sage; we’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion
Boulder, CO Silver Sage Village Living in Community View Anytime n/a Info Video
  Watch our video, take a look at our website, and sign up for our Interest List.
Denver, CO Aria Cohousing Living in Community Zoom 3pm MDT RSVP  
  Virtual Tour
Ridgway, CO Alpenglow Cohousing Building Community Zoom 1pm MDT Join Video
  Join us for a quick Information Session, video and slide presentation, and discussion about Alpenglow and the beautiful town of Ridgway, Colorado.
Gainesville, FL Gainesville Cohousing Living in Community FB Live 2pm PDT n/a Video
  Virtual tour
Iowa City, IA Prairie Hill Cohousing Living in Community Zoom 10am CDT RSVP  
  Come meet our members and take a virtual tour of Iowa’s only cohousing community in a university town. A visual tour of happenings here will be offered and you can learn about the homes in the last two buildings yet to be built. Almost eight acres offers gardens and orchard in a walkable neighborhood.
Northampton, MA Village Hill Cohousing Living in Community Zoom

 11am EDT/
2pm EDT

RSVP Video
  Curious about cohousing in one of the nicest small cities in the United States? We invite you to join our online information session, including a virtual tour of our homes and beautiful community. Meet members, learn more about this vibrant growing community, and ask questions. 11 AM-noon EDT for the first session, or 2-3 PM EDT for the second one.
Carrboro, NC Pacifica Living in Community In Person 2pm EDT RSVP  
  Open house, community tours
Durham, NC Durham Central Park Cohousing Living in Community Zoom 2pm EDT RSVP Video
  One of the best things about us is our location, adjacent to Durham Central Park downtown. We are proud of our award winning building, magnificent gardens, and sustainability features that lower our costs and carbon footprint. As cool as our condos are, our lively and creative community is what makes us truly special. Come hear our stories!
Durham, NC Weaving Water Cohousing Building Community In Person 2pm EDT RSVP  
  Tour our beautiful land! This will be one of the last opportunities to visit the site before construction begins this spring. Have some extra time? After visiting the site, continue your exploration at the Eno River State Park’s Pump Station Trail just walking distance from us.
    Zoom 10am EDT RSVP  
The sessions include a presentation introducing you to our community and an opportunity to meet our members and other Explorers. We are a multi-generational and inclusive community that respects and engages with nature.
Durham, NC Bull City Commons Cohousing Building Community In Person 3pm EDT Info Video
      Zoom 1pm EDT Info Video
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! We will have a table set up across the street from our condo building in progress. No RSVP needed, so stop by!
Durham, NC Village Hearth Cohousing Living in Community Zoom  1,2,3pm EDT RSVP  

Last year, we scrambled to imagine what a virtual open house could possibly be. This year, we have made a video we’ll show about our new community, and we’ve become far more proficient at hosting visitors from all over the country (and beyond). Most wouldn’t be able to come in person, yet can chat with us and look at the community via the computer.
   We’ll start our program three times, beginning each video tour and live conversation with you, on the hours of 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm EDT. It’s even better this way, we realize now. We can show you into our homes, and tell you about our experiences with Cohousing thus far, while also learning about you. Though we are sold out, there is one home now available as a resale. It has not been lived in, and a full description of it is at our website.
   Village Hearth was designed to be a joyful vibrant place for the senior LGBTQ (and allies) community—a place of acceptance and togetherness, where small attached single-level homes in pastel shades dot the landscape, and where 28 households govern themselves, have adventures indoors and out, and work together to achieve common goals.

Carrboro, NC Arcadia Cohousing Living in Community In Person 11am EDT RSVP  
  Come visit our beautiful community in person! We are a multigenerational suburban cohousing community, established in 1994. Thirty-three families share sixteen acres, eleven of which are woods with a stream running through them. Our Common House is located at 134 Circadian Way, Chapel Hill.
Rougemont, NC Elderberry Cohousing Living in Community In Person 2pm EDT RSVP  
  Walk around our beautiful community; talk with members; visit our home for sale, our Common house, gardens, woodshop and woodland trails. We request that you let us know you’re coming.
Stillwater, OK Oakcreek Community-Stillwater Living in Community View anytime video n/a   Video
  A great look at our beautiful community with candid comments from owners about life at Oakcreek during the pandemic.
Tulsa, OK Heartwood Commons – Tulsa Building Community Zoom 1pm CDT RSVP Video
  Join us to Dig in to Heartwood Commons – a progressive 55+ cohousing community under construction in Tulsa, OK one of our country’s most livable cities. Only 8 homes left! Tulsa features a small town feel with all the amenities of a larger city, and an affordable, low cost of living. Members are coming from across the country. Check us out. You’ll be surprised! With home prices starting at $258,000, we’re one of the most affordable cohousing communities currently being built.
Hood River, OR Adams Creek Cohousing Building Community Zoom 3pm PDT RSVP Video
  Amazing property with a beautiful creek, mature trees, and unbelievable views! Adams Creek Cohousing members value sharing and caring about each other. We strive to work and play together, ensure everyone’s voice is heard, and live lightly on the land. Living in a multi-generational community is key. Please join as we share information about our community, values, plans, and meet some of our members. We also have a video showcasing our community.
Portland, OR Our Home – Cathedral Park Building Community Zoom 11am PDT RSVP  
  Live Zoom chat, share out of our progress, and how you can become a part of this exciting and groundbreaking community. Plus prizes!
Portland, OR PDX Commons Living in Community Zoom 11am PDT RSVP Video
  You will see both a slide show, and video we made, we do introductions, and answer questions.
Pittsburgh, PA Rachel Carson EcoVillage Forming Community Zoom 5pm EDT RSVP Video
  It’s 5:00! Pick up your favorite beverage and join us for a happy hour open house! Chat with members of Rachel Carson EcoVillage, a multi-generational community forming on Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus near Pittsburgh. Find out about our unique partnership with the Falk School of Sustainability and the potential for living on the beautiful 388 acre campus. To RSVP: be sure to scroll down on happenings page and pick the open house, add it to your cart and check out.
Salt Lake City, UT Wasatch Commons Living in Community Zoom 10am MDT RSVP Video
  Learn about Utah’s first and only cohousing community at this virtual event. We have prepared a video and will have members available to answaer questions.
Harrisonburg, VA Juniper Hill Commons Harrisonburg Cohousing Forming Community In Person 12pm EDT
  Come walk our property, learn about cohousing, look at floorplans for our homes, meet some (possibly?) future neighbors and if you’re interested, find out how to join us! It’s also a party time for our group, so we hope you’ll join us in some corn hole or croquet, get lost in our grass maze, or let your kids check out our new playhouse! Hope to see you there! TIME CHANGED
Arlington, WA Rooted Northwest  Building Community Zoom 11am PDT Join  
  We’ll host an open Zoom call to discuss our project.
Marysville, WA Sunnyside Village Cohousing
Forming Community In Person 12-3pm PDT Info  

We want to show you what we are doing! We are going to be building our multigenerational community of 25-30 individual cottages in Marysville, WA, about 35 miles north of Seattle. We would love to show you the property (everyone outside and wearing masks, of course), and describe our vision. You can see our already established organic community garden, orchard and berry patch. You can also see the eagles next next door, and hear the frogs and the red wing blackbirds. No need to RSVP for the open house, just show up between noon and 3 p.m.

Spokane, WA Haystack Heights Building Community Zoom Noon PDT RSVP Video
  Learn about cohousing in beautiful and livable Spokane, WA! Join our info session about Haystack Heights, our construction progress, and existing openings. You can meet members, learn more about our vibrant community, and ask questions. We move in soon, so don’t miss this chance to be part of something exciting in the Inland Northwest! RSVP with Bob Francis at the link above or 202-641-3143.
Shepherdstown, WV Shepherd Village
Living in Community Zoom 10am EDT RSVP Video
  If you’re interested in what it’s like to live in Shepherd Village, grab a cup of coffee and join us online for a couple of hours! Our Village hosts will take you on an online guided tour of our community and share an inside look at our values, practices, and activities. We’ll also introduce you to our historic, walkable university town – only one hour west of the Washington, DC metro area. We’ll save plenty of time to respond to your questions. We hope you can join us!