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CoHousing Houston

... inside the loop

Living with our neighbors
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We are a group of people interested in developing the first ever cohousing community in Houston, one of the most wonderfully diverse and dynamic cities in the country.

We have purchased land in the East End near Eastwood Park and the light rail. We are building our multi-generation group of  like-minded people, figuring out how to do this in Houston. We're now working on the design phase, while having some fun getting to know each other along the way.

Click HERE to read about some of our cohousing members:

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or Click HERE to listen to them talk about why they joined cohousing:

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Congratulations to the 12 households who joined as LLC Members in the 1st Phase of CoHousing Houston.

We were ordered to "Stay At Home" and still we signed on 12 new members to our Cohousing Houston, LLC organization that was formed in April.

Texas' first cohousing community puts land under contract

A group of people looking to build a cohousing condo development -- a type of housing with a focus on communal living -- has land in the East End under contract.  If developed, the project would likely be the first cohousing community in the state.

The Houston Chronicle picks up on our project and writes a very good introductory article on our project.

Find out about our info sessions leading to Kickoff Workshop Feb 29-Mar 1

We have land under contract and are now organizing information sessions leading up to a 2-day Kickoff workshop Feb 29 - Mar 1 with our cohousing expert consultant, Katie McCamant. 

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"What's Life Like in Cohousing?"
for the ZOOM meeting link. You will receive an email confirmation.
Join us for an informal discussion and update on our Houston project, with plenty of time for Q&A with our community

A few members of our group will be talking about what daily life is like in a Cohousing Community.

There will be a project update as well as time for you to ask questions. 

See you on Zoom on October 7th!





Learn, explore interests, visit cohousing communities

Design the Community


Architect the site, the membership process, the policies

Build Community


Meet, get to know each other, grow relationships, form core group



Break ground

Build it!

Find a Site


Assess criteria, finances 

Locate a neighborhood, site near the center


Move in - Settle in

Enjoy the fruits of our labors



Margie Ortega

Steve Stelzer

Lisa Hunt

June Woest

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Group of 6

2019- The Moth

2019- Portland Conference

2019- East End Bike Tour-1

2019- East End Bike Tour-3

2019- East End Bike Tour-2

2019 - XMAS Dinner -1

2019- 10 Reasons to Join CoHousing

2019 - XMAS Dinner -2

2019 - Site Search Tour-1

2019- The Moth

New Member Orientation

2018-01-19-All Member Meeting

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2017-11-17-Asia Society-1

2017-11-17 - Katie at Asia Society

2017-11-17 - Asia Society Lobby

2017-11-17-Asia Society-Audience

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Spread the Word


  • Subscribe to our Newsletter

  • Bring a friend to our monthly meeting

  • Like us on Facebook

  • Make copies of our info flyer and pass them around

Join the 1st Wednesday monthly gatherings


Mark the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm for our meetings

Check our Events page for the latest meeting location or Zoom registration 

Consider Joining our Community


Get to know us and decide if  you would like to become an Explorer to get more involved.



Best place to buy books on cohousing in Houston

You can find books on cohousing by McCamant & Durrett at Houston's River Oaks Book Store at  3270 Westheimer (at River Oaks Blvd.) Houston, Texas 77098

CoHousing Houston Flyer

Please download our flyer and distribute this among your friends, colleagues, networks, and organizations you belong to. Help us get the word out.

CoHousing Houston Tri-Fold

This tri-fold answers some basic questions about WHAT is 'cohousing', WHO we are, what are we up to and HOW to get involved.  Use this to get the word out. Print some copies and pass them around to friends, co-workers and family members.

Cohousing Association of the United States

The Cohousing Association website has useful information on the cohousing concept, including a directory of cohousing communities in the US and numerous videos and picture galleries of existing and forming cohousing  groups.

Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation

Groups in Denmark and the U.S. are choosing to live in intentionally intergenerational communities, which emerged to strengthen social ties between aging seniors and their younger counterparts who are balancing work and family. People living in them say the model fosters an interdependent environment and helps everyone feel more comfortable with the process of getting older. NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker reports.

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