COLORADO SPRINGS – The concept of co-housing, a community focused on building relationships between neighbors, is gaining traction in Colorado Springs.
National Co-housing Open House Day happened just a couple of weeks ago, and just like other communities across the country, the Casa Verde Commons community right off Wahsatch avenue invited folks to check out how they live. They’ve been around since 2002 and ended up generating a lot of interest.
The way co-housing works is neighbors live in close proximity to each other while still having their individual homes. They share common areas where they host joint functions and work on being sustainable by having things like a community garden.
“[Co-housing is an opportunity to] spend time with people in an intentional way, versus just pulling into a cul-de-sac and going into your driveway and not interacting,” said Angela Sullivan, one of the original residents of Casa Verde Commons.
The Casa Verde community only had one unit for sale when they held their open house which sold on the same day.
They have 34 households total with 67 adults. Only two units are rented and the rest are owned. Houses in that community sell within the $200,000 range. There’s also a national co-housing directory where you can search available listings, you can find it here.