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Newcomers Welcome


Welcome to Nyland Cohousing!


Congratulations on joining our unique community experience. You’ll soon know your neighbors as well as your extended family. We are Colorado's oldest and largest cohousing community, with about 135 residents in 42 homes. Nyland Cohousing started with a group of like-minded people seeking another way of living.  Familiar with the Danish concept of cohousing, they were searching for land on which to build their community. Coincidentally, Fred and Irene Nyland, a couple of Scandinavian descent, happened to be selling their farm in East Boulder County. The group of budding cohousers were able to fulfill their vision of living together on this "new land" (the translation of "Nyland" from Norwegian), and the community was born in 1992.

Legally we are a standard townhome association, but in spirit we are a vibrant community. Residents here are both homeowners and renters, and have varied backgrounds, careers, ages (infants to 80+), and views. Yet we all share the same desire to live near neighbors we know in a small neighborhood. Like a family, many neighbors you’ll adore and a few will occasionally rub you wrong. But we all work together to make Nyland a wonderful place to live. We offer each other support and friendship, while respecting each other's needs for privacy. Our common vision is a physically and emotionally safe community where children play on the pedways, neighbors lend each other a hand, and nature coexists peacefully in our open spaces.

This website contains up-to-date and orienting information for existing, incoming, and prospective residents of Nyland. Please click on the "Website How To" and "Residents Info" buttons to access lots of information about Nyland just for members, about all sorts of things from recycling to car-sharing to chickens.​

If you have not already done so, thoroughly read through the 'Living at Nyland' section on Nyland's main (public) website . This explains the processes Nyland uses to make decisions, deal with conflict, or gain approval for changes to the exterior of your house.

See ya on the pedways!

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