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Meetings and events

See the list of upcoming events below and also be sure to check out our Facebook page for updates and photos! And see our blog for a window into life at Prairie Hill.

Information meetings

We host an information session each month for people interested in learning more about the project. Check back here soon for the date of the next meeting.

We can also schedule a one-on-one meeting with you—either in-person or via Zoom—that will fit your calendar. Just write to us at and we will get back to you soon.


Liz Canning on cargo bike with her twin sons.

Sunday, October 20
6:00 p.m.
Prairie Hill Common House
140 Prairie Hill Lane, Iowa City 

Join us on Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m. for a screening of MOTHERLOAD, a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. View the trailer.

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.

This is a kid-friendly event. We will provide childcare and snacks.

Open houses

Come tour the common house and selected Prairie Hill homes. It's fun to see how different the homes are—each a unique reflection of the people who live there. There is one unit currently available and more will be built soon. Come see if a home at Prairie Hill might be the right choice for you. You'll quickly get a sense of why we love living here. Stop by the common house first to get a list of open homes.

Sunday, October 27—Halloween Open House
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Prairie Hill Common House
140 Prairie Hill Lane, Iowa City 

If you have kids at your house looking for a chance to show off their Halloween garb, we'd love to see it! So bring them along! We'll have some fun activities for kids to try. We're hoping for good weather so folks can hike up hill to take in the view. It's pretty spectacular this time of year.