Cohousing in the News

Big hopes for trail projects along Fountain, Monument creeks
Colorado Springs Gazette
Real estate agent Dorrie Stewart rides her bike in Shooks Run Wednesday, September 10, 2008, past the Casa Verde Commons cohousing neighborhood where she has three homes listed for sale. Stewart is launching Pedal Home Tours, where home ...

Stanton Home Awarded Funds Toward Garden Project
The garden project will be administered by Stanton Home, formerly known as Life Needs Coop, a longstanding community leader in special needs co-housing. The project will offer specialized instruction on greenhouse and garden bed preparation, planting, ...

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District of Sooke council met on Monday, September 9 and the following items ...
Sooke News Mirror
Bylaw 578, Zoning Amendment for 6669 Horne Road, Harbourside Cohousing. Council gave third reading to Bylaw 578. The purpose of the rezone was to allow 31 units of cohousing in a CD zone. The maximum height of any building is limited to four storeys ...

Melbourne: An inside look at one of the world's most sustainable cities
Two forward-thinking approaches to this idea in Melbourne are the 5×4 House, a soon-to-be-built super energy efficient, zero carbon dwelling on a 5×4-meter plot of land, and the Murundaka Co-housing Community, a new eco-housing complex of 20 ...


Breach leaves nearly 1000 at housing authority at risk for fraud
TACOMA, Wash. -- A serious security breach is now preying on people struggling in Pierce County. Already down on their luck, the KOMO Problem Solvers have learned that their Social Security numbers were exposed on the Internet. Close to 1,000 people, ...

2nd Annual Creating a Future for Adults with Autism Conference this Weekend
The organization is working toward creating the area's first co-housing community for adults with autism or other disabilities. CFAA President Terry Kays said the lack of safe and sustainable long-term housing options for this demographic is a growing ...

Retrofitting homes as residents age
Chanhassen Villager
Home Modification, including kitchen, bath and laundry features. Chanhassen Library: 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15; Waconia City Hall: 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Innovative Housing Options, such as co-housing and accessory dwelling unit construction.

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Yorkshire Evening Post

West Leeds: Eco-friendly co-operative paradise is first for UK
Yorkshire Evening Post
Unlike the communes of the 1960s and 70s, those living in co-housing schemes have a home of their own and share facilities. Although they have their own kitchens, cooking and eating communally is encouraged. The emphasis is on creating a caring, ...

Co-housing community presents new kind of living
The Tennessean
Ryan Bennett and Essie Sappenfield, part-owners of the Germantown Cohousing development, mingle before a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. The co-housing development is the first of its kind in Tennessee. / Steven S. Harman / The ...

Unique Germantown project promises old-fashioned sense of neighborhood
Nashville Business Journal (blog)
Instead of a developer leading the development, future residents initiated, designed and partially funded the project, said Diana Sullivan, a member and real estate broker, who is leading the Germantown cohousing effort. Residents have been working on ...

Housing group secures more time for purchase from City Hall
Park Record
It was the second extension the Park City Council granted to a firm known as Greenpark Cohousing, LLC. The extension delayed the settlement deadline until March 1, 2014. Under the extension, the deadline for financing and the appraisal was pushed back ...

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Isthmus Daily Page

Union Corners redevelopment plan met with mix of concern and enthusiasm
Isthmus Daily Page
Architect Lou Host-Jablonski, chair of the Schenck-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) neighborhood executive committee, proposed developers add a residential space based on the concept of cohousing. The housing arrangement relies on residents ...

United Helpers scopes out Waddington for senior housing
The co-housing concept of residential-style public housing is fairly new to the region and is being researched by United Helpers. “The idea has come about as a trend across the country,” Ms. McFaddin said. “We have low-income housing and rehabilitation ...

Community events
Abbotsford Times
22, at 7 p.m., learn about seniors co-housing for people 55-plus at Elderberry Commons at the Yarrow Ecovillage, at Parallel Marketplace Wired Monk, 1910 N. Parallel Rd, Abbotsford. Call 778-898-9951 or email welcome [at] elderberrycohousing [dot] ca.


LGBT-friendly senior housing on the table for Union Corners
Schwenker could not be reached for comment, but Steines and Werner say the developer is open to some kind of senior housing or cohousing model on the site. "We have a friendly neighborhood and developer," says Steines. Building housing that is ...

Want To Escape The Modern World? 9 'Utopias' That Really Exist (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
It currently has two 30-home co-housing neighborhoods, named "Frog" and "Song," with plans to build a third (the forthcoming "Tree"), as well as community gardens and organic farms. Polestar Yoga Community, Big Island, Hawaii. polestar. A cooperative ...

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Vancouver Courier

Developing Story: Cohousing coming to Kensington-Cedar Cottage
Vancouver Courier
Last March, the city approved a rezoning proposal to allow for the cohousing complex to be constructed on three properties on East 33rd Avenue near Argyle Street. Design details have not been finalized yet. Rendering courtesy of Ankenman Marchand.

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Biz Beat 8-15-2013
Eugene Weekly
Too many cohousing projects in the works? Oakleigh Meadow, a cohousing community planned along the Willamette River in north Eugene, is making progress on city approvals and hopes to break ground soon, but home sites are still available.

Cambridge co-housing supporters plan open evening event
Cambridge News
13/08/13 K1 co-housing project - Orchard Park, Cambridge13/08/13 Families hoping to form a self-build project at Orchard Park in Cambridge launch last push to get enough participants to guarantee the project going ahead. Orchard Park, Cambridge K1 co- ...

Date Book: Community events in Chilliwack
Chilliwack Progress
12 at 7 p.m., come to an information session on senior cohousing and find out why this is such a viable and appealing option for today's seniors (55+). Elderberry Commons (a 50+ adult cohousing area) is part of the vision for the continuing development ...

Dear EarthTalk: Green Sharing
The Times Weekly
“In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable,” reports Shareable. “When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world.” The ...

From the editors of Norwalk-based E/The Environmental Magazine
Norwalk Citizen
In short, people are taking sharing to new levels, ranging from relatively simple applications of sharing to community-wide sharing initiatives--and beyond." "In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, and ...

virtual-lancaster (blog)

60 years on, Mechnical Elephant marvel returns to Halton Mill
virtual-lancaster (blog)
“We got Halton Mill as part of the deal,” said Chris Coates, one of the original members of Lancaster Cohousing who has managed the renovation of the Mill. “We decided to create a low carbon workspace for small enterprises, local people, community ...

EarthTalk for Aug. 12, 2013 - Sharing is Caring
The Paper Magazine
“In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable,” reports Shareable. “When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world.” The ...

The Architecture Foundation Presents: Three Conversations on “Culture + ...
... cultural venues (such as a bold campaign by the Southbank Skateboarders to get the undercroft protected as a village green), and whether self-build projects and co-housing initiatives could be the solution to circumnavigate the strangled housing ...