|The Utah Valley Commons will be a "cohousing
ecovillage." It's for individuals and families who want
to live sustainably, in harmony with each other and the
environment. Our houses will be eco-friendly, built
with strawbale and powered (mostly) by solar energy.
Much of our food will be produced on-site, from
organic gardens that will surround the clustered
The Commons will be a condominium association with private ownership
(in fee simple) of lots and houses, and an undivided interest in a commons
house, tool shed, barn, horse pasture, and extensive organic gardens.
The Commons is now in the formation stage, recruiting future residents
and considering various land parcels in rural Utah County. Our
community will be located within easy commuting distance of downtown
Provo. Now is the time to join! Be part of Utah County's first
The Utah Valley Commons has no political or religious
affiliation. We are not "survivalists," nor do we attempt to
impose lifestyle restrictions (e.g., what kind of food you can
eat) on our members. We respect each other's privacy. The
UVCC is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and
sustainable community for individuals and families.
What's cohousing? Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in
which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their
Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community.
The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space.
Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but
residents also have access to extensive common facilities such as open
space, courtyards, a playground and a common house.
What's an ecovillage? Ecovillages are socially, economically, and
ecologically sustainable intentional communities. Most aim for a
population of 50-150 individuals. Houses are built in an eco-friendly way,
with an emphasis on passive and active solar power; grey-water
recycling; and the use of non-toxic materials.
The Utah Valley Commons is new. At the moment, it consists of a small
(but growing) group of individuals and families who want to live in
private houses, but with lives interconnected through neighborhood
cooperation -- in weekly common meals, community gardening, and probably
a host of ways we haven't thought of yet.
Join the discussion at
|Utah Valley Commons
a cohousing community
|The Common House at
(and an example of what
ours might look like)
|We would like to
have a meeting!
Call Charles or Janis if you interested:
801 226 1412.