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LATEST ARTICLES

What Should We Be Afraid Of?

On Cohousing-L, a member of a forming group asked a smart question: “What SHOULD we be worried about?” Philip Dowds, an architect living in Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge Cohousing replied: Plan on delay. Plan on surprising cost increases. Plan on flogging your way past disappointments. Your group may have to deal one or more of… Read More

Why Starting with a Proposal is Usually a Bad Idea

Laird’s Blog – Why Starting with a Proposal is Usually a Bad Idea As a process consultant for cooperative groups one of the most common things I’m asked to address is why it’s such a slog to solve problems in plenary. While there are number of things that may be in play, I want to… Read More

“Cohousing” & HUD: A Love Story

“Cohousing” & HUD: A Love Story by Ann Zabaldo on June 12, 2014 via http://www.cohousingblog.com/ Talk about moving a mountain … are “Cohousing” and HUD falling in love? Matchmaker and Cohousing Coach, Raines Cohen, a Cohousing California regional organizer living at Berkeley Cohousing, dished out the ice cream and hot fudge Tuesday night. The assembled… Read More

Cohousing Forum – San Rafael

Wolf Creek Lodge, an established senior cohousing community in Grass Valley, CA and Phoenix Commons, a cooperative lifestyle community under construction on the Oakland waterfront, will be holding a senior (50+) cohousing forum in San Rafael on Saturday, July 12th. Other sponsors include Elders Village, McCamant & Durrett Architects and Cohousing Partners. We are supported… Read More

Mistakes New Cohousing Groups Make

A list of the 6 mistakes that groups have made that contributed to their downfall or cost them significant financial loses and/or membership problems. Not a scientific study but reflects 20 years of reading Cohousing-L. 1. NOT READING COHOUSING-L. Cohousing-L will give you access to hundreds of successful cohousers who are more than willing to… Read More

So happy you’re here!

I’m so happy you’re here, on our new site. Thank you! Tell us what you think – what you love about it, what you hate about it, what you think would be great if only, what’s broken… all of that. I’m especially interested in accessibility feedback – if you’re using assistive tech to read/listen to… Read More

Neighborhood USA Conference – Cohousing was there!

Nearly 600 participants attended Neighborhood USA’s 29th annual conference May 21-25 in Eugene, Oregon, and Oakleigh Meadow, Eugene’s first cohousing neighborhood, was there with them. Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing, a 28 unit community being built right on the city’s waterfront, is scheduled to begin construction this September. Selected as a conference exhibitor, Oakleigh Meadow promoted cohousing… Read More

Something Good has Begun

I have the first verse of Cat Steven’s “Peace Train” swirling in my noggin. “Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come. And I believe it could be, something good has begun.” The tune is in my head because Coho/US has gotten off to an excellent start this year. In the… Read More

Home Owner Associations Pulse

HOA Pulse is website for Home Owner Associations. It has an excellent newsletter and is also a social media site for with focused discussions for topics related to homeowner association management. http://www.hoapulse.com Cohousing at 30+ years with communities aging and growing in size is facing new issues. In larger communities, relationship complexities increase geometrically. The… Read More

What does it mean to live in community?

What does it mean to “live in community” as we do in cohousing? This sounds wonderful, but the concept is hard to explain. I was struck a couple of Sundays ago, listening to my minister’s sermon (Rev Deborah Cayer, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC), by her exploration of this concept and the… Read More

Announcing the 2015 National Cohousing Conference

May 29-31, 2015: Durham Convention Center – Durham, North Carolina: Come learn, share and enjoy! The national conference features cohousing and community building experts, and provides amazing networking opportunities. Presentations will offer everything from cohousing basics, designing and building communities, and enhancing life in cohousing. Opportunities will abound to learn from our shared experiences, and… Read More

5/31/14: 10th Anniversary Open House – Oak Creek Commons

10th Anniversary Open House – Oak Creek Commons, CA – May 31, 2014 Where: Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles CA It’s time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Oak Creek Commons cohousing community…and you are invited to come join us on Saturday, May 31. If you are wondering if cohousing is… Read More