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LATEST ARTICLES

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

The Power of Hope—Bringing Community Together

Over here at Cathedral Park Cohousing we are strong believers in the power of hope. Hope not as an idle wish, but hope as a verb, as they say; hope as a companion to work, hope as the glimmer of deeper truth that keeps us rolling up our sleeves to bring the shared dream of… Read More

Seeking Home… Away From Home

Nine months ago, our family moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque to be part of Cohousing ABQ  before the homes are built.  The move with our two little kids, aged 2 and 5, was rough. There was serious drama with the moving company, and the night we arrived our dog was lost, frightened by the… Read More

Successful Living in Community

As everyone currently living here at Nomad, we understand that owning a home here is a lot more than just having a deed of trust in your name. Cohousing and community in general is larger, sometimes much larger. The desire for community is as old as humans have been scratching out survival on this planet…. Read More

Trading “Fairness” for Understanding

As Lead of Community Agreements for my community, I have come to doubt the value and viability of “fairness.” I think fairness is occasionally possible, but rarely is it always possible for everyone.  In a complex situation like cohousing, if we strive to be fair to everyone, we are fair to no one, because the whole process becomes bogged down and… Read More

Work From Home In Cohousing

By now we are all familiar with the narrative about how the COVID pandemic has changed how we work. There have been hundreds of articles written about why working from home is amazing, or why working from is terrible (spoilers: I’m a big fan of working from home). There is also debate about what the… Read More

A Context for Hope: The Gift of a Cohousing Childhood

The Winter 2021 issue of “Communities” landed in our mailbox this month, and I was immediately taken by the theme: “Children in Community.” What a bonanza! Stories written by both parents and (now) adult children who grew up in community fill these pages. Over and over, one message kept coming up: the benefits of a… Read More