Cohousing in the News


Green Building Press

Straw bales cut energy bills at LILAC
Green Building Press
The LILAC (Low Impact Living Affordable Community) homes in Bramley, Leeds, is the UK's first ecological affordable cohousing project, and has been constructed using straw bale technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath's Department ...

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Coffee and a chat about seniors' cohousing
Chilliwack Progress
An information session is set for Dec. 15 at the Yarrow Ecovillage on the topic of senior cohousing, and specific plans for Elderberry Commons. Find out why this is such a viable and appealing option for today's senior community (55+). Cohousing is one ...


In this week's Ridgefield Press
The Ridgefield Press
Bidders, including Toll Brothers and a co-housing group, have offered up to $4 million for the Schlumberger 10 acres. Just what is “co-housing”? Robotics and human geography are among the new courses planned for the high school. Ridgefield has a new ...


The Tribune News

Fighting Change
The Tribune News
The cohousing project plans to build 28 privately owned condominiums within seven buildings that surround a common house on 2.3 acres on the southeast end of Oakleigh Lane bordering McClure Lane. The site abuts undeveloped city parkland with a bike ...


Locals convinced of cohousing's value
Medicine Hat News
The Medicine Hat News recently ran a “World of Wonder” feature on Denmark, saying “Some surveys say that they are also the happiest people in the world.” Cohousing originated in Denmark. Coincidence? A recent tour of Saskatoon's new, 21-unit Wolf ...


North Williams Avenue developer Ben Kaiser: Once a beacon of revitalization ...
OregonLive.com
He planned a cohousing community for retirees in one building, and small, furnished apartments and retail space in the other with a large courtyard in between and parking underground. When their turn came to speak to design commissioners, residents ...


Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11
The Recorder
7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. Suggested donation, $10 to $20. GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORUS will present an informal holiday program. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Main lobby of the college's main ...


Greater London Authority (press release)

'Baby-boom' pensioners set to double demand for specialist retirement housing ...
Greater London Authority (press release)
It also urges the Mayor to look at using alternative ownership models, such as co-operative housing, co-housing and other forms of mutual ownership as well as the potential use of GLA land for such communities. Darren Johnson AM, Chair of the Housing ...


Arezzo Notizie

Quante “Idee per Arezzo”. Dopo rifiuti e cohousing IPA parla di immigrazione ed ...
Arezzo Notizie
Tra questi c'è anche l'architetto Fabio Ghignoli che a fine ottobre ha relazionato sul tema del cohousing, gli insediamenti abitativi con alloggi privati che hanno ampi spazi ad uso comune, dell'abbattimento di costi di costruzione, del risparmio ...


Outgoing Planning Commissioner: cohousing dispute had role in shake-up
Park Record
He is a two-term member of the Planning Commission and has served more than eight years. Wintzer said discussions about what is known as a cohousing development might have created a divide between the Planning Commission and the City Council.


Outgoing Planning Commissioner: cohousing dispute had role in shake-up
Park Record
He is a two-term member of the Planning Commission and has served more than eight years. Wintzer said discussions about what is known as a cohousing development might have created a divide between the Planning Commission and the City Council.


Demand for retirement housing set to rise
Architects' Journal
The Mayor has been urged to look at alternative models such as co-housing and co-operatives to produce the much needed housing which is typically more expensive to build than standard housing. Darren Johnson, chair of the London Assembly Housing ...


Grupo cria projeto da primeira cohousing do Brasil
Yahoo Noticias Brasil
O objetivo principal de uma cohousing - habitação muito comum na Europa - é conhecer as pessoas com quem você mora, além de ser uma forma de dividir os custos de manutenção. Em geral, os moradores dividem meios de transportes ou oferecem ...

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Greater London Authority (press release)

'Baby-boom' pensioners set to double demand for specialist retirement housing ...
Greater London Authority (press release)
It also urges the Mayor to look at using alternative ownership models, such as co-operative housing, co-housing and other forms of mutual ownership as well as the potential use of GLA land for such communities. Darren Johnson AM, Chair of the Housing ...

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The Tribune News

Co-housing Permit Approved
The Tribune News
RIVER ROAD – A Eugene hearings official may have approved a tentative planned unit development permit submitted by Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing for a 29-unit residential cohousing development, but residents living nearby still oppose the plan.


Non-consenting members in a minority cannot halt redevelopment of housing ...
Economic Times
The company is planning to redevelop 4.5 lakh sq ft at Borla Co-Housing Society. "We will give 3bhk flats in the same society to all 224 flat owners," said Rajesh Vardhan, MD, Vardhman Group. "The property is adjoining the largest golf course of Mumbai ...

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When Neighbors Tore Down Their Fences, Incredible Things Happened
Co.Exist
The residents of the village that came to be known as N Street Cohousing won designation as a planned development from the Davis City Council, enabling them to add larger second units to their homes. In 2005 Wolf and Cloud financed a bigger common ...


Is Vancouver a happy city?
MetroNews Canada
This could mean more laneway houses, single family houses being retrofitted to fit more suites, row houses, town houses, and co-housing (all of which the city is working on). While Montgomery's book launch is sold out, the Museum of Vancouver is ...

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Software Is Reorganizing the World
Wired
In some ways this isn't anything new — the twin ideas of co-living in the same house or co-housing with separate houses in a shared community have been around in Denmark since the 1960s and the U.S. since the 1860s. What is new is the ease of finding ...


20% Echo Heights plan moves ahead
Cowichan Valley Citizen
Even then, there was a failed attempt to reduce that to 15 per cent but finally, after administrator Dave Devana told councillors he thought it was possible to enable co-housing and keep density down while leaving a lot of creative options open ...

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Lewistown Sentinel

Robert Lee Zeigler
Lewistown Sentinel
He was a YMCA board member, and was recognized for outstanding service as Vice Chair Mifflin Co. Housing Authority for 21 years, following his retirement from Standard Steel. He also served as treasurer of the Poe Valley Campus Ministry on the O'Hesson ...


20% Echo Heights plan moves ahead
Canada.com
Even then, there was a failed attempt to reduce that to 15 per cent but finally, after administrator Dave Devana told councillors he thought it was possible to enable co-housing and keep density down while leaving a lot of creative options open ...


Cohousing for the antisocial: Jay Shafer's tiny house 'trailer park' [Video]
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Cohousing for the antisocial: Jay Shafer's tiny house 'trailer park' [Video]. After helping bring national attention to the tiny house movement, builder and dedicated garden pee-er Jay Shafer turns his attention to a planned village of micro-homes (it ...


Co-housing: un nuovo modello di assistenza per gli anziani
Volontariamo
Come Centro di Servizio per il Volontariato, quindi, stiamo aiutando un gruppo di associazioni di volontariato del territorio che si occupano di anziani e demenza a sviluppare un progetto pilota per l'Italia di co-housing ispirato al modello ...


Vancouver Sun

Metro communities struggle to find ways to make densification gentler
Vancouver Sun
Two other new options in Vancouver are co-housing, where residents agree to take on more in terms of running a building and interacting with their neighbours as a condition of ownership, and below-market ownership, where developers build homes with ...

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