The 2009 National Cohousing Conference was a great success! It ran from June 24 to June 28th 2009. Please join us for our next conference!

The Cohousing Timeline Game

Half Day Workshop: Thur 8:30 – 12:00

Price: $60

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The Timeline Game was a very popular workshop in the 2008 conference. It generated a lot of excitement and interest in this effective way to learn a lot in a short period of time
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Soft costs... hard costs... feasibility studies... project manager... construction manager... bid... estimate... escrow... value... appraisal… variance... bylaws.. governance... partnership... workshare... marketing... end loans...

What do all these terms mean? How are they related? How can I find out? Is cohousing development something my group and I can realistically do? Before my group gets in too deeply, is there a way we can quickly find out? If you are asking these or other questions about the cohousing development process, come test drive The Cohousing Timeline Game!

Ann Zabaldo
In our highly interactive session the participants will see the arc of the development process. Working in teams we will also discuss, debate, and question a selection of the more than 150 major tasks that every development project must go through. We will actually create a timeline for the fictional (but based on REAL life!) "Living in Complete Harmony Cohousing Community”.

PRESENTERS Jack Wilbern & Ann Zabaldo of Cohousing Collaborative, LLC.
Jack Wilbern
Ann Zabaldo specializes in marketing, outreach, and lighting and fueling the fires of burning souls. Ann is both a pioneer volunteer and a paid professional in the cohousing movement since 1991. Ann is past president of The Cohousing Association of the United States. She was the cofounder of Mid Atlantic Cohousing. In 2008, she completed a two year project co-producing a DVD on developing cohousing communities targeted to professional developers new to cohousing. Ann was on the development team for Takoma Village Cohousing in Washington, DC where she lives, and Eastern Village Cohousing in Silver Spring, MD.

Jack Wilbern is the architect/planner for Blueberry Hill cohousing community in Vienna, VA (completed in 2000.) He is also a principal partner of the architectural firm, Butz-Wilbern, with extensive experience in project development and management. Jack Wilbern is also a principal partner of Cohousing collaborative, LLC a cohousing development company serving the mid-Atlantic region.