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LATEST ARTICLES

Schooled by Community

For Kate and Jason, education was a key reason for choosing to join Cohousing ABQ, a cohousing community breaking ground this year in Albuquerque, NM. “We’ve been homeschooling because we want to give our children experiences beyond the basic academics of traditional school,” Kate explained. “In cohousing, they’ll regularly interact with and learn from community… Read More

My Path to Cohousing

For over 20 years my family lived in Vermont enjoying our walks in the woods but with little contact with our neighbors. After our three kids grew up and moved away, Meg and I started thinking about finding a smaller home.  As we explored, we saw a large historic house for sale in a community… Read More

Good Enough Cohousing

I launched my career in cohousing five years ago at my first national cohousing conference. The folks in Nashville welcomed me with open arms – both the locals in Germantown and the gathered community of cohousing believers.   As a newbie consultant, I was particularly interested in learning from the experienced process folks. They generously shared… Read More

Virtual Assistant/Operations Manager

CohoUS is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting both forming and existing cohousing communities – building a better world, one neighborhood at a time. CohoUS fosters a more cooperative society by supporting cohousing communities and educating the public about the benefits of cohousing. CohoUS holds diversity, equity and inclusion among our core values. We seek… Read More

Changes at Urban Development Partner

November 7, 2022 Dear Cohousing Partners and Communities, As many of you are aware, Urban Development + Partners is actively engaged in developing and supporting cohousing communities. This work is important to us, we are proud of our work in this area, and we remain deeply committed to our cohousing practice. Unfortunately, for a variety… Read More

Who are Cohousers?

The number one reason most people choose to live in cohousing is to experience a true close-knit community of neighbors. But who are these cohousing neighbors? Where do they come from? What are they like? It turns out, if you look at cohousing communities across the United States, whether decades old or in various stages… Read More

Opportunities for Cohousing Communities to Become More Socially Inclusive

A summary of the 8/9 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That Cares focused on DEI The third and final virtual roundtable in the Bridges to Cohousing series was focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—or what Pedro Silva (one of the presenters) refers to as “JODIE” an acronym for Justice, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity…. Read More

Inspiring a Paradigm of Sustainability

A summary of the 7/26 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That’s Green focused on Sustainability The July 26 Bridges to Cohousing virtual roundtable provided dynamic perspectives on how communities can be more sustainable. All of the speakers agreed that while sustainability relates to community design, that it is fundamentally about the way people relate… Read More

Creative Ways Cohousing Can Be More Affordable

A summary of the 7/12 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That’s Fair The Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable focused on Affordability on July 12, 2022 provided an honest and expansive dialogue about the opportunities and barriers for cohousing affordability. We heard from veteran cohousing and affordable housing experts Jim Leach, Katie McCamant, and Eve… Read More

Photo by MI PHAM The Benefits of Growing Up In Community

Growing up in Community There are so many reasons why cohousing is good for your health, and good for the planet. It’s also great for families! So often in this culture we live separate from people who are in different phases of life. But there is a lot to be learned on all sides when… Read More

Letter Number Two from a Cohousing Newbie

What is it like to join a cohousing community? In the Spring of 2022, I jumped into that uncertainty in Sonoma County, California. Periodically I’ll try to share the experience and answer questions via a series of “Letters from FrogSong.” Comfort Zone The water is my happy place, so shortly after my arrival I learned… Read More

Letter Number One from a Cohousing Newbie

What is it like to join a cohousing community? In the spring of 2022 I jumped into that uncertainty in Sonoma County, California. Periodically I’ll try to share the experience and answer questions via a series of “Letters from a Cohousing Newbie.” Landscaping lessons I don’t think I could have made more blunders in a short… Read More