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LATEST ARTICLES

Differences between whole-group consensus and Dynamic Governance (sociocracy)

Over the years, dozens of cohousing communities worldwide have adopted Dynamic Governance (DG, internationally known as sociocracy) as a governance model. My own community adopted DG in 2012, after 18 years of whole-group consensus. By pure happenstance, I joined immediately after.  So, what’s different in DG compared to whole-group consensus? In DG, decisions are put… Read More

Flashback Recipe: Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil

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

Henning Mortensen
Heidi Berggren
Laurie Frank
Trish Becker
Another recipe from the Archives: Sweet and Sour Lentils

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 June 2008: Here is a recipe from Ronnie Rosenbaum who is an original member of… Read More

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