Steps to Join the Community

Learn about the Project

Join our email list here to stay up-to-date on events and project progress. Discover more about cohousing in America with these resources by reading Creating Cohousing or visiting .

Pay Explorer Fee

Pay the $100 non-refundable Explorer Fee. If you decide our community is not the right place for you or if it’s not the right time, we understand. We’ll credit your Explorer Fee should you want to take another look later.

Attend an Event

Attend a social event, webinar, or site tour to get a tour of the community, site plan, common facilities and private home designs.

Write a Short Bio

Send a short biography and photo of your household to introduce yourself to the group. What brought you here, and how do you envision your life in the community? What makes you nervous about cohousing? We look forward to hearing your story.

Attend a Meeting

Attend a members meeting to get a feel for our consensus-based, participatory process as well as the committee work that helps drive the community.

Read and Watch Program Content

Workshop programs and videos provide a wealth of information about cohousing strategies and shed light on the values and design decisions specific to Bozeman Cohousing. There’s been a lot of hard work and planning put into our neighborhood!

Attend Explorer Orientation

Get in-person training on the status of the development, and the group’s goals and decisions thus far toward getting it built. Learn about our group process, home selection and investment structure. We’re here to walk you through it.

Become an Applicant

You’ve learned a lot, experienced meetings, and met members. If you’ve decided Bozeman Cohousing is right for you, pay the $400 membership fee, which locks in your home selection seniority.

Get Approved

Be voted in by the members. By this point, we’ve gotten to know you and you’ve had a chance to learn about us — let’s make it official!

Make Initial Investment

Make the minimum $2,000 investment to be added to the Bozeman Coho, LLC and vote in member decisions. We’ll go through all the details of investing with you. The money you invest will go toward your home purchase price.

Meet Minimum Investment

Within one month from your initial investment, make an additional investment to bring your total up to a minimum of $10,000 – current with the “cash calls” that have been invested by all members in the project so far.

Secure a Down Payment

Before the start of construction, bring your investment up to 20% of your home price. This is the down payment for your home, required to secure the construction loan for the project.

Close on Home Purchase

Once construction is complete (Winter 2023 – Summer 2023), you would typically seek a traditional mortgage, and we would be able to show that you have already met the 20% downpayment.

Move In!

Enjoy all the benefits that Cohousing offers, including close neighbors, regular community dinners, beautiful natural spaces, gardens and gatherings!