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Innovative. Sustainable. Home.

Cohousing communities are intentional, collaborative neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living. That means residents actively participate in the design and operation of their neighborhoods, and share common facilities and good connections with neighbors. All in all, they stand as innovative and sustainable answers to today’s environmental and social problems. Welcome home.

The Cohousing Tax

Reposted from MidAtlantic Cohousing
"Happily Ever Aftering in Cohousing: A Handbook for Community Living" is a slim book that packs a big message. Written by Charles (a.k.a Chuck) Durrett with Bernice Gonzalez and Erik Bonnett of McCamant & Durrett Architects, the book compiles best practices for living in cohousing....The introduction alone is the single best constructed argument of why do cohousing in the first place posing the singular question: “If it doesn’t work socially, why bother?” In the book, Chuck and company describe four areas of best practices for insuring a healthy, working, collaborative community.... let’s begin at the very end with … The Cohousing Tax. Here is Chuck's description:
We all have to pay taxes to government, that’s a given. Cohousing is no different. The cohousing tax is what we pay to receive all the gifts we get day after day, big and small. …Every day it seems I receive 20 to 40 warm smiles… However, every month or so I get a frown.

An Investment in Creating Community: Giving to Coho/US

"It really feels like the cohousing movement and the national Association have taken a big step forward this year."
Jim Leach, Wonderland Hill and Silver Sage

Cohousing is good, we know this! Good for enhancing our lives, raising our children, supporting our seniors, creating resilient neighborhoods, and improving our environment....A great way to advance your belief and continue your legacy is to support Coho/US with a gift this year end.

Coho/US is well positioned to keep us learning from each other, to get the word out about our amazing model for living, to grow our movement for a more collaborative society. But we need everyone’s support to keep this work going! This past year saw tremendous progress for the association: