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Several months ago there was a blog suggesting that “seniors” should look for cohousing communities in urban areas. While I understand the blogger’s reasons (having lived in cities, suburbs and rural areas), I’d like to offer an alternative for retirement or pre-retirement living. My...
Views since 5/2014: 995
This is a re-post from MidAtlantic Cohousing; click here for all the fantastic pictures and full story! From all over the U.S. and the world they came to DC. Singles, couples, groups. All stripes and colors. Very young and very old. Women and men. All genders. All faiths. All traditions...
Views since 5/2014: 634
The author of a recent article in Christianity Today examines how cohousing's "radical hospitality" can be an inspiration and opportunity for churches to follow. Both Alice Alexander of Coho/US and Courtney Martin, Temescal Commons Resident and author of The New Better Off (which I just started...
Views since 5/2014: 1,026
"5 Reasons To Consider Joining A Cohousing Community" in The Good Trade is this week's take on the benefits of cohousing, written by a member of Fair Oaks EcoHousing. This blog's aim is to search for ideas creating positive social change. Certainly fitting to count cohousing in this category,...
Views since 5/2014: 1,581
By Katie McCamant | CoHousing Solutions President...
Views since 5/2014: 1,265
Last month on Cohousing-L, a timely topic was sparked by the sharing of Courtney Martin's excellent New York Times article mentioning cohousing, Modern Housing with Village Virtues. How do cohousers get journalists to care about the topic? To really put in the research and get the facts right? To...
Views since 5/2014: 1,134
“The most reliable wealth is found in relationship. I aim to live a life as connected and courageous as possible.” Always exciting to see cohousing enter the national dialogue in new, engaging ways. This week, Courtney Martin of Temescal Commons Cohousing in Oakland has stirred up a number of...
Views since 5/2014: 2,341
Cohousers don’t only talk the green talk, they walk the green walk. Yet the sustainable lifestyle inherent in intentional neighborhoods is not always outwardly apparent to the greater community (minus solar panels on rooftops or street-facing gardens). It’s a goal of many forming communities to...
Views since 5/2014: 1,128
Our Getting It Built Workshop comes almost exactly on the nine-year anniversary of the day I first heard of cohousing. At the time, I was a member of the Board of Directors of Tri-City Homeless Coalition (now Abode Services). In that capacity, I attended the Housing California Conference April 23-...
Views since 5/2014: 1,503
Last week, an excellent article launched a cohousing discussion on Dr. Bill Thomas's ChangingAging site. The author Beth Baker wrote the well-received book With a Little Help from our Friends—Creating Community as We Grow Older, which profiles cohousing communities. Beth interviewed members of...
Views since 5/2014: 2,253

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