Upcoming Events

National Cohousing Open House Day, Saturday, April 29, 10am-2pm at Durham Central Park Cohousing Community and 12-4pm on our land

Cohousing communities across the country are welcoming the public for tours and visits. Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to attend this free event. Join us as we celebrate the joy of planning our intentional, collaborative neighborhood.

Durham Central Park Cohousing Community, 130 Hunt St, Durham 27701, 10am-2pm: Durham Coho is generously hosting three local forming communities – Village Hearth Cohousing, Raleigh Cohousing, and Intown Neighborhood Place – as well as sharing information and tours of their own lovely community. Meet members of each community and find out more about our plans for our communities. We will also have information and a map about the activities planned at the other five cohousing communities in our area: Arcadia, Elderberry, Eno Commons, Pacifica, and Solterra. It’ll be “Cohousing Central!”

Village Hearth Cohousing, 1000 Infinity Rd, Durham, NC 27712, 12-4pm: Most of our members and Friends of the Hearth will welcome you to our site with a bonfire & S’mores, tours of our land, sharing of our floor plans and the good energy of our space. Special guest: Chuck Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects. Bring a camp chair if possible, and please dress for wandering on unimproved land. 

Experience for yourself why interest in senior cohousing is growing:

  • Baby boomers seeking to downsize and connect more with neighbors
  • Socially-conscious choosing a community-oriented and environmentally-friendly lifestyle

Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space.  

  • A community where neighbors share conversations, meals and milestones;
  • A fun, safe, and healthy environment where you live more lightly on the planet;
  • A home where you enjoy privacy, within a life enhancing neighborhood.

For more information, visit the www.cohousing.org/openhouse2017


Meet & Greet / Site Visit, Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.


Ricky’s NY Pizza, 5279 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, North Carolina 27712

See who your future neighbors might be! Meet members to discuss cohousing in general as well as the specifics of Village Hearth Cohousing. Following a quick bite/beverage, we’ll head down the road to tour our land. We can drive onto the land, but if you want to wander at all, you’ll want to dress for exploring undeveloped land. RSVPs appreciated but not required. 

(Alternate site visit times available by appointment. Email VillageHearthCohousing@gmail.com. )


Building Resilient, Sustainable Communities

2017 National Cohousing Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-21

THE 2017 NATIONAL COHOUSING CONFERENCE promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities.

WE WILL COVER cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sustainability and resiliency in both living green through energy efficiency, shared resources, and greener building, to how community sustains us for measurably healthier lifestyles.

The program will offer a tantalizing soup to nuts menu of session choices—something for everyone: those who are living it, those who are developing it, and those who are just dreaming about it. And with all of that there will still be plenty of time for conversations in the hallways, tours, and fun!

For more information, visit 2017 Conference Questions & Answers.



***IF OUR SATURDAY MEET & GREETS DON’T WORK FOR YOU,                 PLEASE CONTACT US AT VillageHearthCohousing@gmail.com                             TO SET UP A PERSONAL MEETING.***


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