Welcome to Heartwood!
Imagine a neighborhood with a deep sense of community nestled on 361 acres of pine, piñon and juniper forest, rolling hills, meadows and pastureland.
Imagine living near Durango in Southwest Colorado, where the sun shines more than 300 days each year and where the San Juan Mountains and red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau are close enough for a day hike.
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Heartwood turns 20 in 2020!
In 2020, Heartwood celebrated its 20th year in the Bayfield / Durango / Four Corners area – as America's largest rural cohousing community (by acreage). After 20 years of living our dream of community life together, we have a lot to celebrate! But with Covid-19, we've decided to hold off on the party until next year. We'll be sure to let the world know when we'll be able to schedule our big celebration.
Due to the latest Colorado Covid-19 health mandates, Heartwood has adopted an extremely limited visitation policy. For the immediate future, we also have stopped holding community meals and social gatherings. In spite of all of this, it's actually a pretty lovely place to wait out a pandemic. For more information, please see our Plan a Visit page.
Heartwood recognized for Firewise USA certification
Heartwood was recently recognized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a 2020/2021 Firewise USA community. It's the fourth year that we've been certified by NFPA. Click on image to read all about it!
How has social distancing changed a cohousing community in Southwest Colorado?
Read the July 2020 article in the Durango Herald about how Heartwood is adapting to COVID and the impact on cohousing during the pandemic. [Click the image above to access the article].
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