A community committed to aging well in Paonia, Colorado


Silver Leaf, an elder cohousing project, consists of a group of artistic, caring, and creative individuals committed to living cooperatively and harmoniously with our neighbors, the land, the environment, and the community at large. We are committed to live simply on a smaller footprint allowing time and resources for the pursuit of creative endeavors.

The project consists of 12 small, universally designed/accessible homes, and common amenities to include an organic garden, native landscaping, a wood-burning bread oven, and a common house. The common house  may include space for a kitchen, dining area, multi-purpose room for social and educational gatherings, guest room(s), creative art/work space, a shop, laundry room, and space for exercise and yoga.

Current News from Silver Leaf

Another unit available in Silver Leaf!

Price: $304,000 Status: NEW Address: 1200 3rd Street, Paonia, Colorado 81428 Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 1 Partial Baths: 1 Acres: 0.054 SqFt: 1,005   OFFERED BY PAONIA REALTY >> [gallery size="large" type="rectangular"...

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See this beautiful unit, still available

The project is complete except for the duplex, which will be done in the Spring. Members are residing in their lovely new homes!   The Silver Leaf Elder Co-housing Village has been up and running since 2018.  All the kinks are being worked out and we are settling...

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Gardens ready for spring planting at SilverLeaf!

On November 16th, 2019, members of the Silver Leaf Cohousing community in Paonia CO gathered to begin our community garden.  After several hours of laughter and exercising some muscles we forgot we had, we created 12 “Lasagna Beds” ready for planting in the spring....

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The homes are approximately 950 square feet in size with two bedrooms and one or one and a half baths.



Paonia is a unique little town located in the North Fork Valley in western Colorado at the foot of the West Elk Mountains. It’s character is created by a unique combination of agriculture and coal mining with a “hip” creative, foodie, intellectual component in a high desert setting that offers unlimited recreational opportunities. One could literally take a yoga class, have a farm to table breakfast,  hike or mountain bike Jumbo Mountain, go for a cross country ski, visit a farm, and finish it off with a local wine tasting and a movie… all in the same day.