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Dark Roofs Housing Complex
It is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared spaces.
There are ~160 communities in the USA across 35 states, with approx. 160 in formation today. However, none in Texas yet - we will be the first.

... and where can it be found?

What is cohousing?

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  • January 2017: A small group met in one of our homes to discuss how to grow our interest into a bigger group of like-minded Houstonians.
  • March 2017: Started monthly public meetings on the 1st Wednesdays of the month at the Black Lab Pub.
  • May 2017: Established a social media presence, which connected a wider group to explore vision and values in a workshop. 
  • October/November 2017: Launched city-wide promotion of  a public presentation at the Asia Society with experts Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, followed by a 2-day workshop on "Getting It Built"
  • January 2018: Mobilized into teams, engaged Cohousing Solutions and Katie McCamant to guide us and began our site search.

... launching CoHousing Houston

How did we start?

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We want to be a multigenerational community inside the loop that meets certain criteria such as walkability and access to public transportation. We are looking for 1-3 acres of land, for about 30 households, plus a common house and green space. The units will range from 1bdrm/1bath to 3brdrm/2bath. 

Urban, multigenerational, open ...

What is our vision?

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Following guidance from our consultant and the Cohousing Solutions Roadmap, we are actively looking for land and preparing to make an offer when we find a good fit.
We are setting up an LLC, working on our budgets, and continuing to get the word out in Houston to grow our membership.

... Yes, a roadmap

Do you have a plan?

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Pay $200 per household for the current year and start helping us shape this project. We currently have 22 member households.
We are accepting new members, who are expected to join one of our working teams handling operations, site search, social media and community engagement. 
We gather once a month for a members only potluck social and meeting to get to know each other and discuss progress.
We also host a monthly open meeting for the public on the 1st Wednesday of the month to increase awareness in Houston and connect with others interested in joining. Click here to connect with us.

What's involved in membership?

How can I join?

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Like our FB page here 
Sign up for our monthly email newsletter here
Come to Black Lab socials on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7-8:00 p.m.
Visit the National cohousing organization website:
Google cohousing – lots of articles
Send us an email at and we'll call you. We’re excited about our new community.

... but I want to know more?

What if I'm not ready to join?

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