Formed: 1996 Established: 1994
This page last updated:7/7/2012
Tres Placitas del Rio
Santa Fe, New Mexico,
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Tres Placitas Del Rio is a small-scale cohousing community. We live in an urban neighborhood with a rural feel along a tree-lined river. We are 16 adults and 7 children in 11 households, with ages from 6 to 65. We have 11 houses plus a community ramada and plaza on 2.5 acres around a large open space. Pattern language, permaculture, and each member's uniqueness shape and enrich our community. Homes are owner-designed and sometimes owner-built. We love children, animals, gardens, and creativity. An attitude of resource consciousness and land stewardship is fostered.
We operate by consensus and are striving to find the balance between community life and personal freedom. Our relationships are based on mutual respect between committed, caring, creative, and responsible individuals of all ages. We tend to engage actively in the social and political issues of our larger community and the planet. We are (extra)ordinary people from varied backgrounds living life in community without pretense. Tres Placitas is a strong base for a healthy life--a place to settle in and call it home.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:7/7/2012
Visitor Process: Please send an email expressing your interest in visiting and a tour will be arranged.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We have a community day the first Sunday of every month, where we work on community projects together. Each adult is expected to contribute 80 hours of labor per year.)
($250 + Property Purchase; no fee if purchasing an already existing home)
(Each household is responsible for monthly COA dues)
Land and Buildings
(We are 5 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but our property is bounded by the Santa Fe river.)
2.7 acres (1.1 hectares)
(The land is bordered on one side by the Santa Fe River.)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(One house has a rental unit attached)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have lots of fruit trees planted throughout the community and a community garden space.)
Share Community Meals:
(We have community potlucks and common dinners hosted by individual households.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
Private school off the property
:: Public schooled
(6 of the 7 children attend Santa Fe Waldorf School)
(Lot development model)
Each household designed/built their own units.
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