May 2021

People Connected, Naturally Powered

Located in the Geos Neighborhood
in Arvada, Colorado

Update on the Land: We Have Builders
We Need an Investor
As before, we have two builders working on bids to build the Gatehouse for our co-housing community. They are both construction companies that have developers with which they work, investors who can buy the land, zoning, and plans. This allows Ralston Creek Co-Housers to serve as buyers in this this pre-sold unit deal.

The builders say that building materials are expensive right now ( Currently, they cannot build for an affordable price and cannot find an investor who will invest for breaking ground any earlier than next year, 2022. They advise us to secure the land now so we can build next year, when construction industry insiders tell us that the cost of building supplies should go down as supplies catch up with demand.

We need an investor to buy the land and finalize the zoning. With that secured, we have a builder for the Gatehouse, although probably not until some of the materials become less expensive, next year. Do you have anyone in mind? Send them to us? Tori at 303-704-2168.

(The photo is taken from Tori's balcony of the work going on at Geos. The new owner is building out the infrastructure in the rest of the neighborhood and making it ready for sale to builders.)
June Video Chat

Friday, June 18
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
We started our video chat before COVID, a way for people all over the world to find out more about Ralston Creek Co-housing. But, it is perfect for sheltering in place. Can’t make an in-person event? Or, don’t do those anymore? No problem! Grab your favorite cuppa, get comfy on your couch, and meet with us online.

We hold a video conference every 3rd Friday that you can join through a browser on your computer or smart phone. On the call, we’ll introduce ourselves and show you pictures and details about our community plans at Ralston Creek. You will be able to see and hear everyone on the call and ask questions.

To register for the meeting, send us an email at and we’ll send you the link you will need to attend the meeting. If you’re out of the area, this is Mountain Time.

Virtual Happy Hour

Friday, June 12th
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join the members of Ralston Creek Cohousing for a lively discussion online. Bring your favorite snack, dessert, and/or beverage and let’s discuss community living! Held every 2nd Friday. This month, we’ll start the conversation with a welcome to summer, with thoughts about our summer plans. In June, we'll talk about plans for our lives as the COVID restrictions are lifted.

If you would like to attend, please send us an email at and we’ll send you the link.

Moving the Goats

Stay tuned for the next move date

Geos doesn’t mow the weeds in the areas where the houses haven’t been built. We have goats to keep them under control. They move with their fencing around the property, munching on the plants and fascinating the neighborhood children (and their parents). A group of dedicated Geos and Ralston Creek Cohouser goat keepers get together to move their fences to a new “pasture” every month or so.

We don't have a date yet for the the next move to their summer pasture, but we'll announce it when we do. We’ll follow with apple juide and coffee for the goat crew and their supporters. Anyone who wants to help with the goats is welcome, and the rest of us can cheer them on!

If you don’t know where the goats are, meet at Tori’s Townhouse,15047 W. 68th Pl., Arvada, CO 80007. She’ll send you out to the goats.

Become an Explorer

Want to know more about cohousing and Ralston Creek? We welcome you to become an Explorer Member. As an Explorer, you will have the opportunity to fully explore Ralston Creek Cohousing, attend business meetings, and get to know (and have a lot of fun) with your future neighbors.

For more information about the membership process, please visit our website Path To Membership
Want to know more? Give us a call or send us an email!

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