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LATEST ARTICLES

Even Better for 2021

Throughout 2020 forming cohousing communities have been enjoying the benefits of the Community Launch program with CohoUS.  We’re making it even better for 2021.    Jennie Lindberg of Sunnyside Village Cohousing describes her experience with the program this way: I want to give a big “shout out” to the Community Launch program at CohoUS. As… Read More

Win-Win

The Community Partnership Program: Win-Win for Communities and Coho/US! Anyone who has participated in a Coho/US conference knows how much they learnedindividually – and the wealth of information and experience they brought back to their homecommunity. When a community joins the Community Partnership Program, every member getsunlimited access to all of the online conferences. That… Read More

Gathering the Harvest at Rocky Corner

It is the first week of autumn here in Southern New England – a few dabs of color creeping into the brush and trees.  There is promise in the air, promise of the brilliant foliage that blesses our land each year after the harvest. Our gardens are now nearly empty of their summer bounty, and… Read More

Community in Covid times

Observing Covid-19 safety measures hasn’t stopped Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing from experiencing community.  They’ve shared these images of community in Covid times. Distanced eating in small groups – outdoors has been a boon over the summer months. We’re working on creative solutions for the colder/wetter months in Seattle. We purchased a $50 movie screen that… Read More

Abundance and Common Resources

A series of questions were posted to Cohousing-L, the cohousing listserv: How much, if anything, do you charge members or members’ guests per night in the common guest room? How much, if anything, do you charge members who use common spaces for work or income earning meetings? How much, if anything, do you charge members… Read More

Free Food Fridge

Another great idea for cohousers. We love how Asha Leong of East Lake Commons just outside Atlanta, GA is bringing together her passion, her cohousing community and the broader community in which she lives.  Thanks Asha, for sharing this great idea! Build it and they will come. I’m proud to unveil the East Lake Commons… Read More

Why Diversity?

I’ve been in a lot of conversations about race in various ways, and in particular about racism in cohousing. Somewhere amidst all the conversations, it occurred to me to ask a question I haven’t been hearing. Why do communities want to be diverse? Which led to: What do we mean when we say it? and… Read More

Forming in a Pandemic

Who could have predicted a pandemic, right? I mean, we all know that unexpected things will come up when you are working on a project as big as a cohousing community, but a pandemic? How on earth do you do any marketing when you can’t meet with people? That is the dilemma we find ourselves… Read More

Covid Support

In April, I came down with COVID-like symptoms, including a high fever, cough, and congestion. I was lucky enough to have a place out of the house where my kids could be, to allow me to isolate for the recommended amount of time. It ended up being a long time before I had three days… Read More

But it’s not in our budget!

One of the great things about cohousing is that we budget for things we value and tend to get more for our money that way.  Every community budget works a little differently, and some have more flex than others, but at the end of the day, I’m betting every community has had the experience of… Read More

Cultural Awareness Menu-Black Related (intersectional)

Note: Your 5 Study/Action Questions are at the end of this Menu. Here are 3 steps to transformative Allyship: 1—Review a link from the Menu below. 2– Answer the 5 Study/Action Questions at the end of this Menu.2–Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the next week, month, or for a lifetime.  Allyship impacts people we don’t know,… Read More

Where in the World?

Looking for a way to stay connected through Covid? Read on for one idea from a forming community, including the invitation template you can use to do this in your community! Recently, Bay State Commons members gathered together (virtually, of course!) to share memories of important trips. WOW, our people do love to travel! From… Read More