“Our mission is to build a housing community which fosters both independence and interdependence. To create a community which assures a safe and nurturing environment for all, creates a sense of extended family, utilizes environmentally sound design and materials and allows for the sharing of resources.”
Nomad Cohousing, completed in 1997, is a small urban cohousing development
(11 units on 1 acre) in north Boulder adjacent to the Nomad Theater Playhouse.
It is less than a block walk to 3 restaurants, a coffee shop, a grocery store, a video store, a flower shop, dry cleaners and other businesses. It is two blocks to the SKIP bus line and a quick ride to downtown Boulder and the Pearl Street mall where many community events, a farmer’s market, and shopping are available.
The 800 sq. ft. Nomad commonhouse is connected to the Nomad Theater and serves both theater functions and cohousing community meals, meetings, and social activities.
The community is currently comprised of 20 adults and 6 children. Residents participate in the Norwood neighborhood eco-pass public transit program. Nomad also manages a neighborhood composting program. Other site features include a courtyard, fountain, garden and play area.
The community is an example of sustainable design; the homes have a passive solar orientation, are energy efficient and incorporate a wide range of natural, recycled, and non-toxic materials. This mixed-income community has four market-rate and seven permanently affordable units through a City of Boulder program.
All front doors face toward the central courtyard and children and adults can often be found in the courtyard visiting and playing.
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