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                              Golden, CO 80401-1794
                              1001 Cottonwood Circle
                              HARMONY VILLAGE COHOUSING
                                                                                                                           HARMONY VILLAGE SHARED MISSION:
                                                                                                              To create a cooperative neighborhood of diverse individuals sharing
                                                                                                             human resources within an ecologically responsible community setting.

                                                                  Established 1996
                                                                  Golden, Colorado

                                                          “Some innovative responses . . . are popping
                                                          up like prairie wildflowers. We’re recycling and
                                                          redesigning our entire culture, nothing less.”
                                                                     —DAVID WANN, environmental author
                                                                          and member of Harmony Village

                                                                  Cohousing is a European inspired,
                                                              resident planned, sustainable community,
                                                                                                             “We are individual designs in the fabric of life. We have our own integrity, but
                                                               featuring shared common facilities which      simultaneously we are part of the fabric, connected to and defined by the whole.
                                                                   foster a more practical and social        Community is the human dimension of that fabric.”
                                                                      neighborhood environment.              —Tom Atlee
  HARMONY VILLAGE COHOUSING                             efficient quality construction, a community garden,           High on members' priority list from the                   HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
                                                        convenient opportunities for social interaction, and      beginning has been an ecological concern.
“Things that people once took for granted—family,       a balance between privacy and community.                  Members seek to tread lightly on the earth, and            Website:
community, a sense of belonging—must now be
                                                                                                                  hope this small effort to conserve our land and         
actively sought out.”
                            —MCCAMANT & DURRETT         “As we and our land are part of one another, so all who   resources will begin a reversal of the devastating         Tours:
                                                        are living as neighbors here, human and plant and
                                                                                                                  effects of ill-considered land-use policy and urban
                                                        animal, are part of one another, and so cannot possibly
   Great social, economic, and demographic              flourish alone.”                                          sprawl. Global change occurs one neighborhood                 For tours of the community and for further
                                                                                                                                                                                information, please call:
changes find many of today’s families in a housing                                           —WENDELL BERRY       at a time. Harmony Village intends to be part of                   John Lightburn (303) 216-1140
mismatch. The 1950's-style suburb—which                                                                           that change.
worked for the single breadwinner with the wife at                                                                                                                           Building/design information — contact:
                                                            Membership in Harmony Village spans a                 “The most lasting legacy our generation can leave for
home with the kids—no longer fills the needs of
                                                        diversity of ages, incomes, professions, and unit         the next is not simply a better building stock but a new
many of today's "family", which may be single                                                                                                                                   MATT WORSWICK at SYNERGY DESIGN
                                                                                                                  building ethic: one that recognizes the relationship
                                                        sizes. The "village" features a common house with         between the built environment and the natural one.”           (303) 278-1880 or
parents, elderly and singles living alone, or dual
                                                        a kitchen/dining area for some regular meals                                             —WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE,
income parents too busy for a variety of home-                                                                                                         LENSSEN & ROODMAN
                                                        together, a room for child care, common storage                                                                      General Cohousing information:
related tasks. Many today feel socially isolated
                                                        and laundry facilities, guest rooms, hot tub and big
and long for an extended family/village                                                                               At this time there are no available units in              Cohousing Association of the United States
                                                        screen TV. The common grounds include a large                                                                           1504 Franklin Street, Suite 102
arrangement more suited to the twenty-first                                                                       Harmony Village. We give regularly scheduled
                                                        community garden, orchard, onsite workshop, and                                                                         Oakland, CA 94612
century.                                                                                                          tours to provide additional information about                 510-844-0790
                                                        a river-rock labyrinth. Twenty-seven housing units
                                                                                                                  cohousing in general, and our village in particular.
“Americans have been living car-centered lives for so   are clustered around small courtyards and the
long that the collective memory of what used to make
                                                                                                                  Tours have been limited to a designated time
                                                        common house to encourage interaction among
a landscape or a townscape . . . has nearly been                                                                  monthly in order to provide a measure of privacy
erased.”                                                residents. About half of the original site is
                                    —JAMES KUNSTLER                                                               for our residents. Please refer to the following for
                                                        reserved as open space.
                                                                                                                  additional information.
                                                                                                                                                                                       BUILDING A BETTER SOCIETY
Harmony Village is a creative response to this
need, a residential community combining                                                                             “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”
individual ownership with shared living. Rather                                                                                                     —MOHANDAS GANDHI
than saying, "Not in my back yard!" members
have said what they do want: open space, safe
play areas for children, pedestrian pathways
internally with cars kept to the periphery, energy                                                                                                                                    ONE NEIGHBORHOOD AT A TIME