Chrysalis Cooperative

“Chrysalis is a constantly evolving community committed to environmental sustainability, personal growth, human diversity, and engagement in the community at large.”

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Living Room
Living Room
Dining Room
Bike Shed
Front Garden
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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: $625-$1,000/month

Food Fee: $145/month

Utilities Included In Rent

Income Cap

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 $61,320, 5 households at $51,100, 4 households at $40,880

Community and Governance

House meetings: Once weekly on Mondays

Bylaws: House bylaws

Decision-making procedures: Consensus

Gardens: Two garden stewards; garden planning meetings are open to the house

Food Specifics

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. 


Memberships: eGo Carshare, Community Cycles 

Passes: RTD ECOpass

Laundry: In house

Location: Heart of Boulder

Trainings and Experience

  • Consensus decision-making
  • Stewardship Opportunities
  • Cooperative Trainings
  • Social Justice and Mental Health Trainings

Other Details

Pets: Currently have two dogs and three cats. 

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 portion of the house’s energy.

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