Cohousing in the News


Housing group secures extension on City Hall land deal
Park Record
Greenpark Cohousing, LLC indicated beforehand that the extension was sought based on the amount of time it has taken in the planning process. The group said in a letter to City Hall that its loan application to a bank had not been finalized because ...

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NPR family converts school bus into traveling home
Suncoast News
They'll also learn more about and work with “intentional communities, which includes ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other nontradiotnal projects. The back half of the ...


A fond farewell to my business on Bowen
Bowen Island Undercurrent
Up from California as part of the Belterra Co- Housing group, he will, I am sure, keep Bowen Island Sea Kayaking to the great company it is. Bowen will enjoy him as the new boss. So now I am asked what I am going to do. I will not be teaching Jasper to ...


Date Book: Community events in Chilliwack
Chilliwack Progress
Elderberry Commons is a seniors' cohousing and is part of the vision for the continuing development at the Yarrow Ecovillage (www.yarrowecovillage.ca) and will be the main topic of discussion, but anyone interested in cohousing in general is more than ...

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New owner of Bowen Island Sea Kayaking won't rock the boat
Bowen Island Undercurrent
O'Malley says he and his partner came to Bowen from California because they were looking for a co-housing situation, and fell in love with the island immediately. “We bought into Belterra after one week,” he says. O'Malley says he grew up canoeing in ...

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Replacement Housing Options Public Meeting
lyonsrecorder
This inspiration area will include a graphic presentation from CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning students and other presentations from groups interested in cohousing, microhousing, and permaculture. While the public is invited to look to ...

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WHO WE ARE: Projects point Goshen back to the future
Goshen News
For his part, Miller is looking ahead to a co-housing community — a neighborhood where people want to be neighbors, he said. The idea is to foster interaction. “Cottage housing,” basically single-family homes surrounding a courtyard area, will be the ...


Aging Texas 'Golden Girls' Doubling Up for Affordable Housing
Northdallasgazette
The National Shared Housing Resource Center has a list of organizations that match seniors up for what's called “co-housing.” There are no such agencies in Austin right now. But people who do co-housing in other cities say nonprofits that work with ...


Berkeleyside

Steps we can take towards long-term drought solutions
Berkeleyside
Hank Obermayer of Berkeley worked with residents in his shared co-housing community to install a laundry-to-landscape system. “Our laundry to landscape made a big difference,” he said. “Our greywater feeds a whole area of fruit trees and raspberries.

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Increasing community through co-housing in Elkhart
The Elkhart Truth
Bauman and Shenk are part of the Red Oak Community House project, which is remodeling two houses in south central Elkhart and turning them into co-housing homes. The project's progress is being posted on the Urban Permaculture Household and ...


Blair Co. housing assessment not done in 56 years
WJAC Johnstown
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. -- The last time a reassessment was completed in Blair County was in 1958, which means residents have been paying an outdated tax rate. Leaders in Blair County said public safety is on the line if they do not act soon. Tuesday, the ...

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The sharing economy: a short introduction to its political evolution
Open Democracy
Sharing our skills through Hackerspaces, our unused stuff through GoodShuffle or a community potluck through mealshare is, in and of itself, a positive phenomenon that deserves to be enjoyed, but let's not pretend that car shares, clothes swaps, co ...


Winnipeg Free Press

Boost for agricultural jewel: $1-M Viterra contribution shows value of institution
Winnipeg Free Press
There had been talk in the past about an the creation of an ambitious centre of excellence co-housing several agricultural research facilities, possibly located at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry campus. But the talk on Tuesday centred on CIGI ...

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Baby Boomers Take Senior Living Cues from The Golden Girls
Senior Housing News
Around the country, there are nonprofit organizations that match seniors for co-housing, including Family Eldercare in Central Texas. Climbing rents in Austin is driving seniors far outside the city, Joyce Hefner, Family Eldercare's director of housing ...


Aging Texas 'Golden Girls' Doubling Up for Affordable Housing
New America Media
The National Shared Housing Resource Center has a list of organizations that match seniors up for what's called "co-housing." There are no such agencies in Austin right now. But people who do co-housing in other cities say nonprofits that work with ...


Cohousing project proposed for Fair Oaks
Sacramento Business Journal
A site tour is set for this Saturday, with another on March 16 and a presentation on the cohousing concept planned on March 29 at the Fair Oaks library. A previous forum on cohousing in February attracted 70 people, and Maskall said developers ...


Triple Pundit

Extended Power Outage Tests High-Performance House
Triple Pundit
We live in a house where the design was guided by the Passive House Standard at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. ”Build it nice and tight, face it to the south, not towards the road, and put most of your glass on the south,” explains GO Logic foreman ...


Boulder Realtor Explains Popularity of the Holiday Neighborhood
Newswire (press release)
The design and architecture of all the single family homes, condos, cohousing and town houses bespeak a concern for the environment in terms of their use of sustainable resources while offering buyers modern, contemporary style that is not easy to come by.


Earth Year 2014: Climate changes draw attention
Corvallis Gazette Times
Learn about cohousing on this free tour. To sign up, cohocontact [at] cohoecovillage [dot] org or 541-753-4453. Sponsored by CoHo Ecovillage. • Complete Organic Gardening Course: Deadline to register, March 28. The course will be held Wednesday evenings ...

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7 Steps To A Secure Retirement For Women
Forbes
Look into alternative housing options. Sally Abrahms, a writer specializing in boomer and senior housing who blogs for AARP, says there are plenty of them and there will “be more down the road.” One of the “coolest housing models,” she says, is ...


Walmart's Concept Hybrid Truck Would Make a More Efficient Fleet
Triple Pundit
Her experience includes work with small-scale solar energy installations and utility-scale wind farms. She earned an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School and she resides in Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Midcoast Maine ...

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Audrey Child: Select Board candidate Kruger is experienced, level-headed
GazetteNET
I'm going to vote for Connie Kruger for one of the open positions on the Select Board and I hope you will also. My history with Connie goes back to 1992, when a group of us were trying to figure out how to build a cohousing community in Amherst. Connie ...

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Childless look to others in planning for old age
Toledo Blade
Others — both singles and couples without children — are considering cohousing situations with people of all ages. Bill Strubbe, 58, a writer and painter in San Francisco, with no children, plans in the fall to relocate to a kibbutz outside Haifa ...


76ers retire Allen Iverson's No. 3 jersey
WJAC Johnstown
New charges filed against Johnstown homicide suspect · Blair Co. housing assessment not done in 56 years · Polls in Blair Co. to have handicap access by November · Ice jam causes flooding concerns in Clearfield County · Emergency officials attend ...

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Democrats vying for lieutenant governor to debate
WJAC Johnstown
Blair Co. housing assessment not done in 56 years · Polls in Blair Co. to have handicap access by November · Ice jam causes flooding concerns in Clearfield County · Emergency officials attend annual training · Local care facility expands its services.

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