Cohousing in the News


Cohousing creates family you can choose
The Tennessean
This has been my experience while exploring a brand-new concept in Nashville, its first cohousing community, Germantown Commons of Tennessee LLC, which is located at the corner of Fifth and Taylor. This idea appeals to me and my family partly because ...

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Cohousing creates family you can choose
The Tennessean
This has been my experience while exploring a brand-new concept in Nashville, its first cohousing community, Germantown Commons of Tennessee LLC, which is located at the corner of Fifth and Taylor. This idea appeals to me and my family partly because ...

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Pines seminar targets boomers for happiness
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Bolton Anthony, founder of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based nonprofit organization Second Journey, will be the speaker. He will address a variety of living options for seniors. Among the concepts are pocket neighborhoods, "Golden Girl" homes, elder co ...


Forest Grove City Council establishes sustainability commission, accepts ...
OregonLive.com
The applicants, Bradford and Linda Taylor, hope to develop Forest Grove's first co-housing community on a 5.6-acre parcel of land. - The Council authorized a labor agreement between the City of Forest Grove and Forest Grove Paid Firefighter's Association.



Listen Live Maine Public Radio
MainePublic.org
Architect and businessman Chuck Durrett and journalist Deirdre Fulton discuss Cohousing, which is a type of collaborative housing wher residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are ...


Washington Co. housing prices still strong
Washington Observer Reporter
Washington Co. housing prices still strong. Published Oct 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm (Updated Oct 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm). Bookmark and Share. Make text smaller Make text larger. Housing prices in Washington County remain among the highest in the region, ...

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Co-housing community plans go before Forest Grove City Council
OregonLive.com
A Forest Grove couple's plans to build a co-housing community took a step forward on Monday, Oct. 14 when the Forest Grove City Council held a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance to annex their tract of property into the city limits. On ...


Carnival marks Southside Park Cohousing's 20th anniversary
Sacramento Bee
On Sunday, Elhai was helping to guide a tour of the Southside Park Cohousing Community, which celebrated its 20th anniversary with a carnival. Kids were running freely among the various lawns shared by 25 homes clustered around a common house, ...

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Parksville housing project said to be a townhouse strata with 'spirit'
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
"Over a dozen households have signed up for the next stage of the cohousing planning process," Gary Morrison, president and founder of LiveWell Cohousing Developments, said after the Sept. 22 Parksville launch. The roughly 60 people who attended the ...

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The Tribune News

Hear it for Cohousing
The Tribune News
A public hearing was held on Oct. 2 regarding an application for a planned unit development and Willamette Greenway permit for a proposed 28-unit cohousing development on Oakleigh Lane off River Road as presented in this site plan. By Vera Westbrook


Het Nieuwsblad

Kandidaten gezocht voor cohousing
Het Nieuwsblad
SCHELDEWINDEKE - Vanavond wordt de kick-off gegeven van een nieuw co-housingproject. De firma Cohousingprojects zoekt kandidaten voor de 18 nieuwbouwhuizen die tegen 2015 in de Boterbloemstraat zullen verrijzen. De bewoners bepalen ...


Plans for seniors' cohousing in the making at Yarrow Ecovillage
Chilliwack Progress
He and his wife Suzanne now live in Groundswell co-housing at the Ecovillage, and were one of the founding members. As busy retirees, they're also part of a group that's been looking at the potential for housing, health, fitness, and general wellness ...


Why Switzerland Has Some Of The Happiest, Healthiest Citizens In The World
Huffington Post
... healthy, socially rich lifestyle, while minimizing ecological impact." 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.

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Otago Daily Times

Co-housing plan for school site
Otago Daily Times
Members of the Urban Cohousing Otepoti group inspect the site of their proposed development at the former High Street School. At the front is Tim Ross, followed by Susan Jack, Kaleb Jack and Kristin Jack. At the back of the group, Sue Taylor talks with ...


The Bakken magazine

Ft. Berthold oilfield Services Co, housing provider partner
The Bakken magazine
Trustland Oilfield Services, a trucking company and roustabout service, is now a distributor for Enerstar Rentals and Services, a provider of workforce housing solutions. With the New Town, North Dakota-based Trustland and Enerstar's service center in ...


London Calling: How to Solve the Housing Crisis
ArchDaily
A Co-Housing project could not be more different from Kurokawa's vision. This is not about the individual. Instead it is about the group. Residents own their home but share facilities and activities such as childcare and gardening. And, because space ...


Arts & Entertainment calendar: Oct. 3 through Oct. 9
The Recorder
7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. First come, first served. Multicultural vocal duo that performs everything from gospel to jazz, folk and blues; a collection of music reflecting the times and their lives ...


Tompkins County Legislature Authorizes Sale of Biggs Property
ithaca.com
The project is part of the County's Climate Showcase Communities program, which received grant support from the federal Environmental Protection Agency two years ago, to adapt and apply the climate friendly co-housing concepts of Ithaca's EcoVillage to ...


Couple changing gears
Weekly Times Now
When they return, Greg and Sophie will move into an eco co-housing block in Heidelberg, but neither of them have ruled out a more permanent move to a country town. "No way am I going back to copywriting," Greg says. "I don't want to demonise it, but it ...


Approaching A Steady State Economy, Part 2 — Clean Clothes
CounterCurrents.org
We also decided to live in a cohousing community founded on sustainability values. In the spirit of drilling down to the smallest scale possible, I want to describe my recent experiment with one “sector” of my household economy: the laundry. For years ...


Blue & Green Tomorrow

The Guide to Sustainable Homes 2013
Blue & Green Tomorrow
Produced with the help of Ecology Building Society, we have contributions from and interviews with some of the sustainable building industry's leading names, including HAB Housing, the Passivhaus Trust, Superhomes, YouGen, the UK Cohousing Network ...

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Opinion: Why We Can't Ignore College-Based Senior Cohousing
Senior Housing News
These changes have led to a growing awareness of senior cohousing as an alternative housing model for active adults to successfully age in place. With over 125 communities built in the U.S., 20 of them for seniors, cohousing is well established as a ...


The Province

Laneway houses becoming a popular option in Vancouver
The Province
Some of the city's housing projects include: speeding up permit times for secondary suites, approving Vancouver's first co-housing project, the opening of a rent bank for renters with short-term loan crisis and creating affordable rent units in several ...
Record number of laneway houses pop up in VancouverGlobalnews.ca

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Figure in controversial housing project seeks Planning Commission seat
Park Record
Jeff Werbelow acknowledges his role in a group called GreenPark Cohousing, LLC in his application for the Planning Commission appointment. The acknowledgement was made in response to a question about someone's involvement with City Hall.


KVAL

Cohousing development proposed for land off River Road
KVAL
Here, I will know my neighbors and consider them friends." While many neighbors are unhappy about the development of the area, Patricia Holtz believes that a cohousing development is the best option and will increase her neighboring property's value.

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