The Maypole at Mosaic Commons
Jubilee Cohousing
Nubanusit Cohousing
Prairie Hill Cohousing
Rocky Hill Cohousing
Trillium Hollow
Fresno Cohousing
Wolf Creek Lodge
Monterey Cohousing Minneapolis  MN
Hundredfold Farm Orrtanna PA
N St Cohousing Davis CA
Mosaic Commons Cohousing
Jamaica Plains Cohousing
Nevada City Coho baseball

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.

Welcome to Wendy Wiesner, PFAC Executive Director

I'm so pleased our sister organization PFAC (Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing) has made the leap in appointing an Executive Director. Wendy Wiesner is an excellent choice, having served on the board for many years to help shape and grow the organization's important mission of promoting and establishing affordable cohousing. Coho/US is proud to be collaborating with PFAC. Visit

Wendy writes on PFAC's home page:
Welcome from the new Executive Director!

Thoughts on Crossroads

I lived in Salina, Kansas for 31 years. Every time I left the house I ran into someone I knew, and often, knew well. Newly arrived in Burlington, I knew only my daughters and a couple of their friends. The first time I was out and saw someone I had met recently, I went over and hugged her.

A Green Living article (Autumn 2013) says the key to lively communities is “crossroads,” as in “how many times and places do you have the opportunity to cross paths with each other?” and, “What do you have in your community that allows you to bump into each other?”

Cohousing! What is it??? The process of defining Cohousing

Like all of you, I am regularly confronted with “Cohousing, what’s that?” Despite my architectural background, I am very slow to bring up anything along the lines of the development program or design features. I describe it as a social contract for a lifestyle and a culture. Informally and shorthand, I say that we agree to get to know each other, and learn something about our backgrounds and desires; to help each other out; and to practice sharing and collaboration in decisions and activities small and large. That’s the lowbrow version.