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LATEST ARTICLES

Flashback Recipe: Sandy’s Scramble

Cohousing has changed a lot over the years, but cooking for one another remains a joy, along with our love for good, wholesome food.  CohoUS Staff has recently uncovered a stash of cohousing recipes. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.  To add to this treasure chest, send your favorite recipe and… Read More

December 2007: Pasta Rustica

Another recipe from the archives! We hope you are enjoying these recipes as much as we are. To add to this treasure chest, send your favorite recipe and a bit of the story, to staff@cohousing.org. ************************************************************** Reprinted from 2007: This recipe is a hearty winter pasta. It’s not vegetarian, wheat-free, or dairy-free, but it sure… Read More

Flashback Recipe: Cream biscuits

CohoUS Staff has recently uncovered a stash of cohousing recipes. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. To add to this treasure chest, send your favorite recipe and a bit of the story, to staff@cohousing.org. Reprinted from 2008: Here is a great and really versatile recipe from Linda Parsons of Bartimaeus Cohousing… Read More

Charging Electric Vehicles at Wolf Creek Lodge

Construction at Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley, CA was completed in 2012. At that time, no member owned an electric vehicle. 2015 marked the early adoption of plug-in vehicles by several residents. “Electric vehicles are the future of personal transportation because of their simplicity of design and low maintenance costs, “said Richard Carter, the… Read More

Connection-Centric Design

Erik Granum of UD+P, met with community partner Washington Commons to share insights into the ways that design elements foster and reinforce the social connection, an essential characteristic of cohousing communities.  With a large group gathered over ZOOM, ​Erik introduced cohousing as ‘Intentionally designed living within a community comprised of private dwellings around shared spaces’. … Read More

From the archives: February 2008 – Lisa’s Dream Chocolate Cake

Cohousing has changed a lot over the years, but cooking for one another remains a joy, along with our love for good, wholesome food. CohoUS Staff has recently uncovered a stash of cohousing recipes. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. To add to this treasure chest, send your favorite recipe and… Read More

Tea Transition

When I lived in England, I quickly learned that upon entering a home, I would be offered a cup of tea. It took me longer to appreciate the fullness of the ritual. My British peers rather enjoyed schooling an uncouth American, and one day they explained that the custom required me to accept the offer…. Read More

From the Archives: Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad

Cohousing has changed a lot over the years, but cooking for one another remains a joy, along with our love for good, wholesome food.  CohoUS Staff has recently uncovered a stash of cohousing recipes. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.  To add to this treasure chest, send your favorite recipe and… Read More

Bridport Cohousing – Our journey towards getting the common facilities for our project built and paid for

With no available grant funding for non-residential buildings like the Common House and guest bedrooms, members have had to come up with a creative solution to this problem. We in the Cohousing Network all know just how important a Common House is for social cohesion, yet the vast majority of planners, designers and funders fail… Read More

Thriving During the Pandemic: The Story of One Urban Community

Caddis Collaborative has been privileged to design a number of cohousing communities across North America. As society begins to move out of COVID-19 restrictions, we reflect on how many of these communities have thrived during the pandemic. More than hunker-down survival mode, these communities looked actively to self-organize for neighborly care and connection. A case… Read More

August 2007: Sesame Noodles

Another yummy recipe from the archives! Cohousing has changed a lot over the years, but cooking for one another remains a joy, along with our love for good, wholesome food.  CohoUS Staff has recently uncovered a stash of cohousing recipes. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.  To add to this treasure… Read More

Blessing the Land At River Song

Even though we have roots in Oregon, Jim and I were in Vancouver, British Columbia waiting out the pandemic with the US/Canada border closed, so we were not able to come to the land blessing.   But there was such a strong desire to include everyone who was unable to be there, they had set up… Read More