Nomad Cohousing | Boulder, CO

Nomad Cohousing, built in 1997, is a small urban cohousing development in north Boulder, adjacent to the Nomad Playhouse (a community theater owned by Tara Performing Arts High School). Our community is comprised of 11 homes on 1 acre of land, with a number of shared common spaces—decks, yard space, fountain, garden, bike rack, play area, recycling room—which we take care of collectively.

All front doors face a central courtyard where children and adults visit, play, and relax together at their leisure. The Nomad Common House is a shared, 800 sq-ft., kitchen-equipped room connected to the Nomad Playhouse that serves both theater functions and cohousing community meals, meetings, and social activities.

The multigenerational Nomad community is currently comprised of 20 adults and children. As residents, we manage our own Homeowners Association (HOA), share tasks and duties for maintaining our property, and manage a community meal and chef rotation, in which we share meals twice a week (other than during a pandemic).

Nomad Cohousing is an example of sustainable design; the homes have a passive solar orientation (plus rooftop solar panels), are energy efficient and incorporate a wide range of natural, recycled, and non-toxic materials. Our mixed-income community has four market-rate and seven permanently affordable homes through a City of Boulder Homeownership program.

Nomad Cohousing is less than a block from three restaurants, a coffee shop, grocery store, dry cleaners, shipping store, and other businesses. We are one block from RTD’s SKIP bus route (there is an established stop at Quince & Broadway and a quick (7-minute) ride to downtown Boulder and the Pearl Street Mall where many community events, a farmer’s market, and shopping are available.

Mission Statement: 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.

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