Finding Cohousing

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Some of the things to think about in looking for a possible cohousing project to join: Do I have a specific or a preferred location in mind, or am I flexible? Would I be more comfortable in a larger or a smaller community? Would I like to live in an urban community? Or rural, or suburban, or college town? How viable is this forming group likely to be? What kind of group decision-making process will I be most comfortable with, or am I fine with whatever the group uses? Am I okay with their workshare and common meals policies?

There are just some of the points to consider when you're trying to find a cohousing community that is a good match for you. Our contributors have covered many of them in the posts below, and the cohousing-related resources can help with others. Also, you can learn a lot from the Cohousing-L listserv (link below), both from its archives and from current discussion threads.

If you are looking for a cohousing community, the best place to go is our Cohousing Directory! You can browse by state, or search for a community you may have heard of. To obtain more...
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Doyle Street (Emeryville, CA) resident Barry Harris talks about the site. (Photo by Evangeline Welch) Many years ago while living at Doyle Street Cohousing in Emeryville, CA, I casually...
Tags: Marketing, Tags: Tours
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Cohousing-L is an email discussion list on all aspects of cohousing -- development, design, move-in, organizing work, community life, governance, finances, legal questions, etc. Many cohousing...
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1. You find existing and forming cohousing communities in every state, see the directory on this site:http://www.cohousing.org/directory. 2. To find forming community groups, cohousing units for...
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So you are thinking about retirement. Or may already be retired. You know that in this next phase of your life you would like to have a new adventure-- new experiences, new culture, new...
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What are intergenerational co-housing communities and advocacy groups doing to attract and retain members who don’t fit the common (middle aged, middle class, white, heterosexual) co-housing profile...
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How does one go about locating a cohousing community that is a good personal fit? Here are my suggestions on how to go about finding a healthy, vibrant, and happy community. Finding a Healthy, Happy...
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How does one go about locating a cohousing community that is a good personal fit? Here are my suggestions on how to go about finding a healthy, vibrant, and happy community. Finding a Healthy, Happy...
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Learning more: Events, tours, and conferences State of Cohousing in the U.S Cohousing Videos Slideshow: What is Cohousing? Finding Professionals Cohousing Books Cohousing Brochure About...
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It feels like Thanksgiving for Cohousers! You know what its like for those hosting Thanksgiving, right? Preparing extra special treats, cleaning a little bit more than usual, coordinating who is...
Tags: Coho/US, Tags: Connecting, Tags: Event, Tags: International, Tags: More than Cohousing, Tags: News, Tags: Resources, Tags: Tours
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We're excited to participate in the upcoming National Cohousing Open House Day. Our home community, Berkeley (CA) Cohousing, has had low turnover (no resales in over 12 years!), and only rarely...
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Have you registered for the unique opportunity to promote your community along with others around the country through the National Cohousing Open House Day coming up (Sat) April 30, 2016? This will...
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Download the "What is Cohousing?" slideshow from Kraus Fitch Architects, or view it below.
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In response to an inquiry on the coho-l email discussion group, about recommendations on connecting with people who might be interested in starting a community, Tom Lofft with Liberty Village...
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Coho/US is initiating a National Open House Day! Whatever these words may bring up for you, one thing is for sure - just as cohousing itself is a collaborative process and group effort, a living...
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When I lived in a "normal" house total strangers did not call me up and ask to visit. Cohousing is different. This happens all the time at Wolf Creek Lodge, a senior cohousing community in Grass...
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In response to this query on coho-l: I am an owner at Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community in Nanaimo. One thing I am curious about, is the number of people who say they want to rent for awhile...
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We at Fair Oaks EcoHousing are a family-friendly, intergenerational group of households intending to build 30 homes on 3.5 acres. Our community’s start of construction is planned for summer of 2015....
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Some call me an “experienced cohouser,” but I am also a “wounded cohouser.” It’s like having cohousing PTSD. I am now a part of a newly forming cohousing group http://newamericanvillages.com/ and...
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I’m excited to introduce a new project recently launched at CoHousing Partners: http://www.cohousingpartners.com in Nevada City, CA. I’ve started a Q...
Tags: Aging, Tags: Marketing, Tags: Resources, Tags: Stories, Tags: Video, Tags: Vision and Values
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Our Classified Ads are a great place to find a house for sale (or better yet, a home for sale!), a house for rent, a cohousing group near you, a tour, workshop, or other event, and more! If you'...
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Diana Leafe Christian   "That's not the community I'd ever live in!" The man in the back of the room was upset, and walked out. We were just 45...
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Lately, religious conferences, publications and broadcasters have taken an interest in cohousing. A number of newer projects and groups are overtly religious. At the 2006 Cohousing Conference...
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by Diana Leafe Christian   Match what you want with what’s available. • You may only want to join a cohousing community if one already exists in your area....
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By Diana Leafe Christian   On August 1st, Fostermamas: "As potential co-housing members we're constantly refining what factors are important in our...
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Fresno Cohousing residents and friends discuss the benfits of buying a cohousing home and living in a cohousing community. Children and adults enjoy leisure and private time. Eat together as friends...
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If a tour isn’t feasible, visit a community on your own. Shown is Puget Ridge Cohousing in Seattle. (Photo by Graham Meltzer) One of the best introductions to cohousing is visiting existing...
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Adapted with permission from Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community (New Society Publishers, 2007). If you’d like to join an already-built cohousing community, each...
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By Diana Leafe Christian   Friday night (7/25), I gave a talk at the "Community Seeker's Fair" which kicked off the NICA Gathering here in Portland (described...
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By Diana Leafe Christian   If you’re looking for a cohousing core group or existing community to join, you’re probably thinking about what you want. You may also be...
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