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Conference Teaser: Lessons Learned From PDX Commons - Pipe Dream to Reality

PDX Commons' Construction Progress

Looking to build a supportive urban community for aging? With senior cohousing and urban living both on the rise, Conference goers will be treated to a case study in both from Lew Bowers. Discount registration thru 4/15: www.cohousing.org/2017

Addressing Climate Change: Two Generations at Heart-Culture Farm Community

Reprinted from Communities Magazine Spring 2017

“I want to do something about climate change,” my 12-year-old daughter insisted. The immediacy of her feelings, and her earnest belief that she, personally, could do something momentous left me momentarily speechless. I remember that same urgency in myself as a teenager, before I realized the complexity of the problems facing us. Nevertheless, I have not stopped doing my part to solve those problems.

Thoughts on Intergenerational Possibilities at Durham Coho

Note: Durham Central Park Cohousing is a single condo building in downtown Durham. While we do not restrict ourselves to adults or seniors, our current residents are all baby boomers or older. The question of whether and how to recruit families was a recent discussion.

National Cohousing Open House Day is Back, Better than Ever

National Cohousing Open House Day: April 29, 2017
Liberty Village Cohousing at 2016 National Cohousing Open House Day
a musical greeting at Burlington (VT) cohousing at the 2016 National Cohousing Open House Day
Last year several Madison (Wisconsin) communities joined forces for National Cohousing Open House Day

Is it that time of year again? After its incredible debut last year, National Cohousing Open House Day is back, better than ever, this year on Saturday, April 29. We're again joining several other places where you'll find "cohousing clusters" in doing regional organizing, so people can visit several communities and make the most of the day.

Together Resilient Tour: The Fellowship for Intentional Community

Once upon a time, the world was infinite. The edges of the map simply defined what was known, not all that was. Then it became common knowledge that the earth was round, and “the world” started to become something finite. When we were able to see the entire planet, from outer space, it really started to set in. This is it.

Cohousing Consortium - Join Us at the Nashville Conference

The Cohousing Consortium is seeking to expand and bring together the best of the best professional resources committed to cohousing, working collaboratively to create vibrant, sustainable intentional communities.

PLEASE JOIN US for an informative and open discussion on the formation of a cohousing consortium.

The idea for a consortium grew out of the following questions:

--> Just as cohousing is a different way of living, is there a different way of working that is inclusive and collaborative?

--> Can we create a work model that helps cohousing grow?

New Sponsor Closetbox Impressed with Cohousing Movement

Closetbox ("Self Storage Without Leaving Your Home") is our latest Community Sponsor of the 2017 National Cohousing Conference. When I asked Outreach Director Mike Williams why the Closetbox was partnering with us, he explained that he learned about cohousing from one of his customers. Here is what he shared:

Great Oak Cohousing in Ann Arbor: Their Work Program

Iowa City Cohousing, aka Prairie Hill, is a sponsor of the National Cohousing Conference. Learn more here: Join Iowa's first cohousing community--Prairie Hill, in Iowa City

The members and prospective members of Prairie Hill Cohousing have been curious about how other cohousing communities get their work done. We're all assuming that we will cooperate in many ways to make our community run well. And we're also assuming that there will be some things that we just hire out.

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