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Current Status:


We purchased a 3.7 acre site within walking distance to Valle Del Bosque Park and Rio Grande State Park.  We have created a site plan with a multidisciplinary team of architects and landscape architects. We received approval for our plans from the Bernalillo County Planning Commission in February 2019 and again from the Bernalillo County Commissioners in April 2019. We have finalized the design of our cohousing community and are gearing up for ground-breaking in late Spring 2022.

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Note: This site plan was rendered for a 30 unit version of our cohousing community. Based on neighborhood input we reduced our unit count to 27 in order to increase the usable open space and agriculture areas to 62.8% of the site. This change is not reflected in this plan rendering.

Cohousing ABQ offers:

A Neighborhood Built People-First:


Cohousing provides a unique opportunity - all of our community members had input on the design process, and prioritized what community features are most important to include in our future neighborhood.

  • 27 privately owned net-zero energy homes with one, two, three and four bedroom options, and a smaller casita unit. The homes will be clustered around shared open space.

  • Home prices comparable to prices of newly built energy-efficient homes in Albuquerque.


  • A fully equipped common house for community activities and shared meals, including guest suites for residents’ visitors.


  • Many community amenities such as a shared farming area with orchard and year-round greenhouse. Other amenities we discussed are an outdoor pool, and an adventure play area for the kids.


  • A member-managed HOA operating by consent among all members.


  • Onsite renewable electricity generation.


  • Voluntary car sharing with electric vehicle options and solar charging stations.

Location, Location...



Perhaps best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and as the setting for AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad," Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area.

Albuquerque residents have plenty to keep them busy, from the art galleries of Old Town to the historic Native American sites all around the region. The Albuquerque BioPark's zoo, gardens and aquarium are popular with families, and a host of museums are great places to spend the rare rainy day. While its nightlife is tame by big-city standards, Albuquerque has a robust culinary scene that features local red and green chile peppers, and includes nationally recognized wineries and breweries.   

Albuquerque offers an average of 310 sunny days per year and quick access to outdoor recreation, such as hiking, mountain biking and even skiing in the Sandia Mountains that border the metro area to the east. The Rio Grande that flows through the city center is a playground for kayakers, and miles of walking and cycling trails wind through its wooded banks.

Top industries in Albuquerque, NM include aerospace and defense, energy technology including solar energy, and semicondcutor and computer chip manufacturing. Major employers in the Albuquerque area include Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratory and Intel Corp. The flagship campus of the 25,000-student University of New Mexico is in Albuquerque, as is Central New Mexico Community College, providing hundreds of jobs to educators.

Read what the New York Times has to say about Albuquerque: 36 Hours in Albuquerque

Vecinos Del Bosque Neighborhood

Families can immerse themselves in nature and watch migrating birds along the bosque trails. The Bosque offers hiking opportunities and provides a convenient bike path connection into town.


Combining the best of urban and rural, the Los Vecinos neighborhood wraps itself tightly against the Rio Grande Bosque on the west side of the river. Its agricultural roots give it a rural feel but a 3 minute drive has you back in the center of town. You will be able to step outside your home and be immediately running, hiking or biking the Bosque—no commuting to get there. A short walk North takes you to the Bio Park and the newly restored El Vado motel with its taproom, restaurants and shops. A short walk south gets you to the Valle del Bosque Park with its trees, grass, picnic tables, playground, baseball field and basketball courts. Old Town with its selection of eateries and entertainment is a short drive away. All the basic amenities are available as well—grocery stores, pharmacy, car wash, etc. If you prefer public transportation, a short bike ride or walk gets you to Albuquerque’s Rapid Transit with fast access to downtown, UNM, and the Railrunner Station. And as a special treat, local sustainable farms are in the neighborhood as well—Whole Heart Farm, Chispas Farm and others.

Our Site

With the bosque bike and hiking trails right next door, we can connect to a local park, Albuquerque Rapid Transit, the Biopark, and downtown Albuquerque within minutes and away from traffic.

Sustainable Features


Build Green NM

This statewide program certifies green residential building and is housed under the Foundation For Building.  Build Green New Mexico is a voluntary program, the purpose of which is to encourage homebuilders to use technologies that support higher performing, more sustainable homes. These include products and practices that will provide greater energy efficiency and reduce pollution; healthier indoor air; reduce water usage; preserve natural resources; and improve durability and reduce maintenance.

Our homes and land are designed with many energy- and water-conserving features, among them:

  • Certified New Mexico Green Build construction

  • Attached homes for increased energy efficiency & a compact building footprint

  • No natural gas—all-electric homes and site lighting powered with solar PV

  • Energy Star appliances

  • LED lighting fixtures

  • Energy-efficient windows allow lots of natural light

  • Efficient heating, cooling & ventilation systems

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures

  • Grey water used for toilet flushing

  • No-VOC floor and wall finishes for healthier indoor air

  • Landscaping with native and drought-tolerant vegetation

  • Rainwater runoff collected on site for percolation into the soil

  • Pollinator and wildlife refuges

  • Community food gardens and orchard

  • Community-wide composting and recycling

  • Walking distance to county park & playground

  • Walking distance to City bus line and bosque trails

In addition, the cohousing lifestyle allows many opportunities for carpooling and resource sharing. Why have 27 ladders and sets of garden tools?

Sustainable Food Production

Start a garden and you are suddenly invested in the health and well-being of the plants that supply your nourishment, which in turn can get you more excited about eating the fresh fruits and vegetables they produce. Who wouldn’t want to taste something they helped nurture?

We are committing to preserve part of our land for sustainable organic food production. At least 62.8% of the land will be set aside for usable open space, and we have several sites planned for agricultural production. We have many gardening and permaculture enthusiasts within our group, and many others excited to learn. We envision a number of different agricultural spaces, including an orchard of fruit trees, a vegetable garden, chickens, and a smaller herb garden. We are also investigating how we can make some of our land available for use by the broader community, potentially in a community garden or for a farmer internship program.