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Cohousing and Intentional Community: Does Terminology Matter?

[Editor's Note: Sky Blue encourages members from cohousing communities to attend the Twin Oaks Communities Conference. Here Sky discusses terminology: why does it matter? and highlights the relationship of FIC and Coho/US as a success story in inter-organizational cooperation]

Cohousing was one of my first introductions to collective living and the world of Intentional Communities. My father helped found Valley Oaks Village, in Chico, CA, in the mid-90’s. He and I moved into his unit in 1996, when I was 16, and I lived there for a year before I moved out on my own....My path then took me to a student housing cooperative and then to Twin Oaks, and I’m grateful for the perspective each of these communities gave me....Is Cohousing a form of intentional community? The term Intentional Community was in use before Cohousing, and describes a broader range of models than most people realize. But Cohousing describes a particular, innovative model developed fairly recently. By contrast, the term Housing Co-operative has been in use in the US since at least the early 1900’s, pre-dating the term Intentional Community....

Regional Cohousing Conference - Request for Proposals

Interested in partnering with Coho/US to produce a regional conference?
Coho/US is seeking the support of cohousing communities, related organizations, and professionals in producing Regional Cohousing Conferences that encourage and nurture the growth of cohousing, cohousing-like communities, and existing communities.
We encourage creativity and enthusiasm! See the attached for details.
Send initial proposals to conference@cohousing

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