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.
We've packed a lot of information into this website. Take a look around and virtually explore Heartwood. If you like what you see, click on the "GET IN TOUCH" link to receive information about Heartwood and to stay in touch.
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 Covid-19, Heartwood is currently receiving visitors with health precautions in place. We are also holding limited outdoor community meals and social gatherings with physical distancing. All in all, it's actually a pretty lovely place to wait out a pandemic.
Please see our Plan a Visit page.
Heartwood goes viral on TikTok
The niece of one of our members visited from NYC during Covid and entered this video in a TikTok video challenge. We had no idea she had done that until it went viral. Thanks Kayce for such a great little video!
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].
For lots more photos, check out our Photo & Video Gallery.