Silver Leaf, located in Paonia Colorado, is an intentional community of active and involved persons retired or contemplating retirement. Our shared goals are to live sustainably and harmoniously with our neighbors, the community and the environment.
The community of Silver Leaf consists of 10 small, universally designed homes and one duplex. The homes are approximately 950 square feet in size with two bedrooms and one or one and a half baths. Common amenities include an organic garden, fruit trees, artful landscaping and a common house. The common house includes a kitchen, bath and wood-burning stove in a multi-purpose room for social and educational gatherings and a guest space for visiting family or friends.
Current News from Silver Leaf
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....read more
This is the Dedication Rock to Rob and Kathy Crawford, for their inspiration and endless hours given to this non-profit. Their belief in cohousing, setting the structural foundation, and the guidelines of how to live in community was exemplary. With gratitude for a...read more
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.