“Chrysalis is a constantly evolving community committed to environmental sustainability, personal growth, human diversity, and engagement in the community at large.”
The Chrysalis Cooperative is a consensus-based mostly vegetarian co-op in a large old house with lots of character. Chrysalis is located in downtown Boulder, one block from Pearl Street. Chrysalians live lightly, buy food together, and share dinners, chores, and good times. Chrysalis values affordable living, environmental sustainability, conscious community, and human diversity.
While House members are free to be their own spirit and use their time as they wish, building community through meals and House events is a big aspect of living at Chrysalis. The support and cooperation derived from fellow House members is an incredible benefit of the Chrysalis lifestyle.
Rent and Food Fees
Room Rent Range: $730-$1,000/month
Food Fee: $145/month
Utilities Included In Rent
The Boulder Housing Coalition (BHC) cooperatives have been developed with grant assistance from the City of Boulder’s affordable housing program. In exchange for this financial support the BHC has signed legal covenants requiring nearly all of the residents of our co-ops to income and asset qualify.
Income Cap for Chrysalis Cooperative: 2 households at $55,800, 5 households at $46,500, 4 households at $37,200
Community and Governance
House meetings: Once weekly on Mondays
Decision-making procedures: Consensus
Gardens: Two garden stewards; garden planning meetings are open to the house
House Dinners: Every Monday and Sunday and then alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays.
House Dinner Dietary Options: House meals are vegetarian; meat is fine for personal food.
Pets: Limited pets. Currently have two dogs and a cat.
Tobacco: Not inside, but outside on the property is welcomed.
Inclusivity: All are welcome.
Sustainability: Chrysalis has a 4.4 kW solar array installed on the roof, which provides a significant fraction of the house’s energy.