Cohousing in the News


StarPhoenix

A communal space to live out the later years
StarPhoenix
The basic idea behind cohousing involves private living spaces — suites, in this case — alongside communal areas. Wolf Willow's residents share over 4,000 square feet of common space. There's a kitchen, dining room, lounge, laundry, music room, arts ...


Some neighborly ideas crop up
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Most recently, in Iowa City, a group of residents has proposed a cohousing development on 8 acres they own in the southern part of Iowa City. They want to build about 30 housing units, a mix of single-family homes and apartments, with owners sharing a ...


Mastication greatly reduces forest fire danger
The Union of Grass Valley
After consulting with a forester, in 2007 we at Nevada City Cohousing had a 1-plus acre hillside of impenetrable manzanita, with a lot of dead wood, masticated to reduce the threat of fire. Less than a year later a fire was started (we don't know how ...

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How to build a house yourself
Financial Times
Group schemes can vary significantly, with options ranging from co-housing schemes, eco-homes and developer-led projects (see below). According to the Build-it-Yourself report, the role of local authorities is crucial in delivering a change in volume.


Bristol's housing crisis: Is mayor's plan too 'safe as houses'?
Bristol24-7
The focus here needs to be on releasing this land for innovative custom build and co-housing schemes, putting the council in the role of enabler, using our public assets to get things moving in the right direction to provide much needed homes at ...


Green, co-housing project planned for Old Strathcona
Edmonton Journal
MacNeil was among 30 people who attended an information session at the Strathcona Library on Sunday to find out more about the Urban Green Cohousing project — a community-minded and environmentally responsible development destined for a site in ...

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Green, co-housing project planned for Old Strathcona
Edmonton Journal
MacNeil was among 30 people who attended an information session at the Strathcona Library on Sunday to find out more about the Urban Green Cohousing project — a community-minded and environmentally responsible development destined for a site in ...

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A fresh spin on Bellingham, Wash.
Mail Tribune
Kara Black and Kurt Yandell, founders of progressive-minded Duwamish Cohousing in West Seattle, moved to Bellingham in 2005 and built two lodging suites next to their home on five wooded acres above wild Squalicum Creek. A third lodging room is in the ...

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Silver cohousing, per stare insieme
Altre Notizie
Che il cohousing fosse un strategia di sostenibilità è risaputo, in Danimarca, dagli anni sessanta. Che l'Italia lo abbia ereditato, negli anni novanta, intuendone le potenzialità, pure. Che sia un piano strategico adatto ad affrontare positivamente ...


Organic Growers School announces new executive director
Mountain Xpress
She is also the co-founder of Village Terraces CoHousing Neighborhood at Earthaven Ecovillage, a 320-acre permaculture community in the Appalachian mountains of Western NC. The new Executive Director replaces Meredith McKissick who held the ...


denik.cz

Anita Michajluková: Cohousing není pro každého
denik.cz
Nová forma bydlení, takzvaný cohousing, lze popsat jako blízké sousedské bydlení a znamená třeba i společnou kuchyni a stolování, společnou prádelnu a další prostory. Vhodné je například pro seniory nebo rodiny s malými dětmi. Ale člověk na něj musí ...


Axiom News

Co-op Spirit Drives Seniors Co-housing Project
Axiom News
A group of Calgarians interested in the co-op movement has proposed the establishment of an 18-unit seniors co-housing co-op for people 55-plus. The housing complex would address the need for more affordable housing and more seniors housing.


Axiom News

Co-op Spirit Drives Seniors Co-housing Project
Axiom News
A group of Calgarians interested in the co-op movement has proposed the establishment of an 18-unit seniors co-housing co-op for people 55-plus. The housing complex would address the need for more affordable housing and more seniors housing.


greenews.info

Mobilità, cohousing e una tassa. Consegnati i premi Innovazione Amica dell ...
greenews.info
Della Piana, una produzione casearia e frutticola a sistema chiuso e autoproduzione di energia; POLARIS Real Estate, complesso residenziale di edilizia sociale con spazi di cohousing costruito con criteri ambientali, 9 piani, il palazzo in legno più ...
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Senior co-housing community topic of forum
Daily Sparks Tribune
RENO — What will it be like to live in a senior co-housing community with shared common places like a kitchen and living room? Claire and Bob Miller can give members of the public an idea as they present their knowledge about how a shared living ...


Residents express strong opposition to 176-home West Liberty Street development
The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com
“This is one of the largest projects to be proposed in Scio,” said resident Amy Harris, who lives in co-housing near the property. “The northeast and northern portion has what I would characterize as extreme density with 132 homes on cookie cutter lots ...


The Guardian

Community energy strategy? Our hydropower scheme was on its own
The Guardian
We've also had expertise within Lancaster Cohousing, the eco-development where I live. My partner, Kevin Frea, has already got two community energy projects under his belt, and has become adept at solving the problems bureaucracies throw at us.


The Next 5 Days
Nanaimo Daily News
The meeting will be held at Pacific Gardens Cohousing at 347 Seventh St. For information call 250-816-4769. 6:30-9 p.m The Nanaimo African Heritage Society presents an evening of music and prose in the Royal Arbutus Room at VIU. Tickets are $25, $20 ...


Ravens' Roost Cohousing Open House
Alaska Dispatch
Anchorage's first owner-designed neighborhood offers high-quality townhome living on the lower Hillside, close to the hike, bike and ski trails of Far North Bicentennial Park. "Snowbird" living made easy with neighbors whom you know and trust ...


Kamloops 350: Debating what the future with bring
Kamloops This Week
While there was no formal record taken of the brainstorming sessions, participants broke into 10 groups, spending nearly an hour discussing local currency, neighbourhood associations, co-housing villages, worker co-ops, local food production ...


The sharing economy: introduction to its political evolution
Scoop.co.nz
... to be enjoyed and fully participated in, but let's not pretend that car shares, clothes swaps, co-housing, shared vacation homes and so on are going to seriously address economic and climate chaos, unjust power dynamics or inequitable wealth ...

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Taos gets two USA Today accolades
ABQ Journal
Sustainable co-housing senior community, Valverde Commons, was mentioned as an attraction to retirees who are interested in Taos, and love literature and the arts. Taos was USA Today's top choice for the best “Guy Ski Resort Trips” in the U.S. based on ...


Iowa City group wants to start 'cohousing' neighborhood
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
A group of area residents wants to bring a communal style of living to Iowa City. They plan to build what is known as a cohousing development on 8 acres they own off Highway 1, behind the Culver's restaurant in southern Iowa City. “It's a way of having ...


Oakland Local

An ugly duckling turns back into Swan's in Old Oakland (Love letter to Oakland ...
Oakland Local
She and her husband, Michael Schafer, were part of the group that worked with EBALDC to include market-rate co-housing units in the new development and they moved into their new home in 2000. Co-housing, “a type of collaborative housing in which ...

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Raised right
Corvallis Gazette Times
The two began in July with just a handful of subscribers in their 34-unit cohousing community, CoHo Ecovillage. They also sold loaves at a farm stand just down the street from their unit. Interest quickly spread to Brownsville, where April is a member ...

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