Living at Greyrock 

What is Cohousing?

“Cohousing helps individuals and families to find and maintain the elements of traditional neighborhoods- family, community, a sense of belonging- that are so sorely missing in our society.  Pioneered in Denmark, the cohousing concept re-establishes many of the advantages of traditional villages with the context of twenty-first century life. “(page 1)

From Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett, 2011. New Society Publishers.

Privacy balanced with Community

Greyrock Commons was intentionally designed to balance individual needs for privacy with easy community connections. Each attached townhome is self-sufficient and acoustically isolated from adjacent neighbors.   Front porches offer the opportunity to see and enjoy community life, while homes and back yards/ gardens are private.   A walk alone or with a friend around the 16-acre site offers peaceful wildlife viewing and a beautiful landscape with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain foothills and our dramatic skies.

Many hands make the load lighter... and more fun!

Greyrock provides many opportunities for individuals and families to participate in community life and care.  These opportunities also build important neighbor-to-neighbor connections.   Here are some of the ways that community members share their energy, skills, and interests for the greater good:

·         Join a team… some examples of long term Greyrock Teams

 Attend Community Meetings

·     Coordinate an activity or team


Attend community workdays, all ages and skills welcome! 

 Join a dinner group

Adopt a community garden plot 



The Common House

An important feature of all cohousing communities,  the Common House serves as a resource and a hub for many activities and is used by all members of the community.  Built on two levels, the main level includes a well furnished  kitchen, dining room, and a cozy living room  all with beautiful daylighting.   The playroom is nearby as is the walk-out patio with comfortable seating surrounded by gardens.    The lower level of the Common House includes a guest suite, a large recreation room with ping pong and comfortable seating, a laundry room, and an exercise room.  Both levels of the Common House have ramped access. 

Community meals happen at the Common House on a weekly basis and every other month or so, Community Meetings take place in the main dining room.   Individual residents can also reserve areas in the Common House for private events including the guest suite for your guests