Would you like to live and own property along the banks of the

Truckee River?


What is Cohousing?

Cohousing is a type of intentional and collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their physical space. Cohousing residents consciously commit to living as a community, yet all residents maintain their own private homes, which contain all the features of a conventional home. Additionally, residents have access to extensive common facilities as described below under common area.

For nearly 25 years the River School Farm developed beautiful gardens and recreational amenities along the banks of the Truckee River. In the past three years Tom and Iris Stille have transferred ownership of the property to the Dancing River Community LLC (DRC). They are building several new duplex homes one of which is nearly completed. There are more homes in the design and planning stage.

Homes for Sale

There are two 750 sq. ft. apartment homes for sale now. Each home features solar assisted radiant heat, super insulation, large loft area supported with tree trunks, passive solar design, operable skylights for passive cooling, and a metal roof. One of the two units has a 1/2 bath up in the loft.

IMG_4003South side new duplex showing passive solar design.
IMG_4016East side of duplex showing the community laundry.


IMG_4144Tree supported loft
IMG_6639 Path entrance to Upper Terrace

Prices range from $235,000 to $ 248,000. The units will soon be sheet rocked and are ready for kitchen and bath cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures, paint, and appliances to be installed. If you buy now, you can select the finishing touches for your unit.

Common Area

The common area is comprised of three building areas. 57% of the property is commonly owned by DRC members. The Common House has four rooms. The largest one is a multipurpose room used for dance, yoga, class room, community functions, and indoor events. The lounge includes a library, mail center, and entertainment area. The guest room is in the southwest corner next to the wheel chair accessible bathroom with shower. In addition to the Common House, our common area includes: access to the river beach, recycling center, tool room, amphitheater, pathways, and several sheltered terrace areas with views of the Truckee River.

DRC aerial
This google aerial view shows the new duplex under construction in building area 2. The common house roof is light blue located just above the amphitheater.IMG_4018Passive Solar Common House
DRC_Parcel_MapThis map illustrates how the DRC property is divided between three building areas and the common area.


Our Truckee River beach features places to get into the water, river surf, or just sit and enjoy the sounds and smells.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining our community, please email at or give us a call 775-747-2222. We arrange to have you meet our community members and join us for a community pot luck dinner held on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00 PM.


2018 Duplex Plans

2015-14 River Farm – LOFTS – BLDG 2

Operating Agreement

Occupancy Agreement

Subscription Agreement


IMG_9612Amphitheater with an Artown event.IMG_6249Community eggs
IMG_1619One of our many grape arbors.2012-09-14_11-42-52_222Moon gates on the Lower Terrace.
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