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Hands & Berries

Tiny Houses and shared living arrangements are currently hot topics on the COHO-US Listserv, tapping into the consistently popular themes of affordabiity and simplicity.

Can these now-trendy models that trade-off square footage and private amenities for more affordable, manageable lives deliver on our high expectations?

Since cohousing has already been doing precisely this for over 30 years, incorporating the lessons learned from it makes sense.

Stickers that show what you have to lend

"... Switzerland's Pumpipumpe is trying to bring a little of that back -- forward? -- into the information age. Rather than developing a mobile app that assists sharing of goods between neighbors, they've gone old-school with stickers that people can apply to their mailboxes to let others know what they have to lend.

Tech tip - Amazon

Hey, if you shop at Amazon, you may have been prompted recently to go to smile.amazon.com and contribute part of your dollars to a charity. If you haven't already done that, consider doing so and picking Coho/US!

Need group process help?

Here's a new resource - Webinars by Laird Schaub, one of the three best trainers in group process/facilitation I've had the pleasure to work with. I can't attend due to the day job, but I'm looking forward to reviewing the recordings!

Here's his announcement, reposted with his permission:

Dear Catya,

Do you have burning questions about cooperative group dynamics? If so, I have something that may quench your thirst—all without leaving the comforts of home!

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