Formed: 1990 Established: 1992
This page last updated:2/27/2013
The Commons on the Alameda
Santa Fe, New Mexico,
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The Commons on the Alameda is a pueblo-style cohousing community on 4.5 acres at the edge of the city of Santa Fe. Construction began in 1991 and the last homes were completed in 1997. Our common house is adjacent to our main plaza. Our 28 homes cluster around four beautifully landscaped smaller courtyards that we call "placitas".
We eat communal organic meals on Mondays and Thursdays using local and organic produce as much as possible. Residents participate in the cooking and cleaning up for one meal per month; the remainder of their eight hour per month service commitment involves various endeavors including landscape maintenance, newsletter production, and childcare. Committee chairs (kitchen, guest room, grounds, etc) orchestrate much of the nitty-gritty. We have two community meetings per month--one to discuss and make consensus-based decisions regarding business items and the other to share on a more personal level. Every fall we host our community celebration for the greater community with tree planting, cider making, entertainment, green chili stew, and dancing. We have an orchard area with a chicken coop, fire circle, and a basketball hoop.
Several residents have home businesses. Many of our homeowners have rental rooms or efficiency units available. The community has three rooms available for guests of residents. We have about eighty residents, with approximately 25% of residents being children. The community remains focused on youngsters with cooperative childcare that provides childcare for meeting times and other community events. There are also play areas throughout the property.
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Former/Other Names: The Commons
This page last updated:2/27/2013
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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):
Open to new members:
(Check website for homes for sale or rent.)
(Association president elected annually)
Leadership Core Group:
(Board of Directors)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(8 hours per month for homeowners, 6 hours per month for renters)
(Monthly homeowners assessments)
Land and Buildings
4.5 acres (1.8 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(Plus one Common House)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
(Mondays and Thursdays)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Many options: vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free.)
(Prohibited in Common House and Guest Rooms)
Common Spiritual Practices:
:: Private school at the community
:: Private school off the property
:: Public schooled
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