We are a multi-generational community of people from all sorts of backgrounds who have come together to develop the first ever cohousing community in Houston, Texas.
We own land in the East End near parks, bike trails, and the light rail. Our plans include a Common House and private homes surrounding a common green. We are wrapping up the physical design phase and turning our attention to filling the remaining homes and building our community.
We make decisions as a group using consensus which is a process committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports.
What is cohousing
A neighborhood that integrates green design with a social, supportive community life. Neighbors know one another. They have worked with an architect to design their dream environment and to tread lightly on the earth.
Cohousing communities consist of private, fully-equipped dwellings and extensive common amenities including a common house and recreation areas. The common house is the very heart of a cohousing community. It provides a place for community activities such as common dinners, and numerous other organized formal and informal activities.
Residents are involved early in the design and development phases so that the community reflects their priorities. Residents live in a close-knit neighborhood that seeks a healthy blend of privacy and community.
Meet some of your future neighbors, the core group who has helped get our idea of building community off the ground and running!
Steve StelzerA third generation Ohio State Buckeye. Born and raised in upstate New York. After a diverse architectural career and a family life, he joined the City of Houston to educate the public about green building and ‘sustainable development’.
Kathleen EnglishArchitect, gardener, and serious green advocate, who puts her money where her mouth is.