Formed: 2002 Established: 2005
This page last updated:12/13/2012
Nevada City Cohousing
Nevada City, California,
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We are a 34-unit cohousing community located within walking distance of a lovely Sierra Nevada Foothill town. Over six of our 10 acres are dedicated to open space. The community was initiated by architects Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett in 2002; the first residents moved in in 2005.
We are 85 people altogether: 61 adult members, 32 kid members. This includes 24 elder members (55+), 10 single adult households, and 17 households with kids.
Our community has many sustainable features, including photovaltaic solar for every home and the common house, sustainably forested lumber in the construction of buildings, and hydronic heating systems for very energy-efficient, healthy homes.
Status: Occupied and operational.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Broad Street Commons
This page last updated:12/13/2012
(Please call Nancy at 530-470-8958 to arrange a tour.)
Visitor Process: Please call 530-470-8958 to arrange a tour.
Please email if you would like to know about possible homes for sale or rent.
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):
(This includes homeowners and non-home owners)
(These are renters who are considered for all practical purposes, with a few exceptions, members)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(work parties and cooking meals)
(HOA monthly dues)
Land and Buildings
11 acres (4.5 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(lots of potential, individual garden plots, many fruit trees)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Usually have a vegan option at meals.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We have a few ecumenical gatherings each year)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
(There are members who are individually active in almost all of the major religions)
(Lots of options in vicinity, excellent public and charter school options. Strong regional home school programs.)
Square Feet in Common House:
(Great Room, lounge and pool table room with fireplace, kids play, meeting, teen room (one of the more successful), guest rooms and separate workshop.)
McCamant & Durrett Architects
McCamant & Durrett Architects, Wonderland Hill Development Co.
Exchange Bank, Santa Rosa, CA
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