Cohousing in the News


Guest Column: Resident on the future view of town
Wicked Local Saugus
The year 2045 was welcomed with open arms by the old timers in Lexington. These elderly, once called "baby boomers," were now nicknamed "gummy bears" because they were so sweet and colorful. Fit and energetic in their 80s and 90s, they were not the ...


How Baby Boomers Are Changing Retirement Living
Washingtonian.com
Another way seniors are avoiding institutional living is through cohousing, a modern take on communal living. Members usually maintain private residences but share certain recreational or dining spaces and make collective decisions about community ...


Guest Column: Resident on the future view of town
Wicked Local Mashpee
Page 2 of 2 - Co-housing communities were organized. Because many families were now carless, garages were turned into community rooms. Lexington's population stabilized and neighborhoods felt vital again. Town elders were thrilled that the vision of ...


Triple Pundit

Big Ben May Get a Solar Face Lift
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 ...


Zen Buddhists clean up Portland's mess
Portland Tribune
That will be followed by 32 units of cohousing, for purchase by anyone, not just Buddhists, with construction starting in summer 2015. There also will be a public park and community gardens, run by Portland Parks & Recreation, and an east-west right-of ...


Current beau isn't her financial answer
Newsday
Co-housing could help both parties save on housing costs and living expenses. You could also share parenting duties, making it easier for you to pursue education or job training to increase your income. A romantic partner who is wonderful, who loves ...


Toronto Sun

Daughter's pot habit worries dad
Toronto Sun
Co-housing could help both parties save on housing costs and living expenses. You could also share parenting duties, making it easier for you to pursue education or job training to increase your income. A romantic partner who is wonderful, who loves ...


Permit Patrol: 10 March 2014
Nashville Post (subscription)
Parkside Builders has pulled 13 permits totalling $1.25 million to finish out the units in Building B at Germantown Commons cohousing project located at 1325 Fifth Ave. N. The project (see image below) includes three one-bedroom units, eight two ...


Guest Column: Resident on the future view of town
Wicked Local Lexington
The year 2045 was welcomed with open arms by the old timers in Lexington. These elderly, once called "baby boomers," were now nicknamed "gummy bears" because they were so sweet and colorful. Fit and energetic in their 80s and 90s, they were not the ...


Ask Amy 3/21 Daughter's pot habit worries Dad
Mason City Globe Gazette
Co-housing could help both parties save on housing costs and living expenses. You could also share parenting duties, making it easier for you to pursue education or job training to increase your income. A romantic partner who is wonderful, who loves ...

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Riverwalk Apartments under construction in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel
She wondered if the development would look like the co-housing project nearing completion on Walnut Avenue. Designed by KTGY Group of Oakland, Riverwalk will look modern, a series of squares and rectangles accentuated by metal awnings over ...


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 ...

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