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Co-living: urban phenomenon is a variant on co-working

A friend of mine, Tree Bressen, recently pointed me in the direction of an article in Fast Company entitled: “How Krash And Other Startups Are Taking Coworking Home: It’s called co-living, and it’s all the rage.” Leaving aside my reaction to the name “co-living” (did the originators think they’d invented the concept of shared housing?),… Read More

Prospective Buyers Trying out Cohousing

In response to this query on coho-l: I am an owner at Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community in Nanaimo. One thing I am curious about, is the number of people who say they want to rent for awhile before deciding to buy a unit. They want to “try it out” and “see if it is a… Read More

Cohousing and Intentional Community: Does Terminology Matter?

Cohousing was one of my first introductions to collective living and the world of Intentional Communities. My father helped found Valley Oaks Village, in Chico, CA, in the mid-90’s. He and I moved into his unit in 1996, when I was 16, and I lived there for a year before I moved out on my… Read More

Regional Cohousing Conference – Request for Proposals

Interested in partnering with Coho/US to produce a regional conference? Coho/US is seeking the support of cohousing communities, related organizations, and professionals in producing Regional Cohousing Conferences that encourage and nurture the growth of cohousing, cohousing-like communities, and existing communities. Examples include: ** September 2014 Regional Conference in Boulder ** May 2016 Aging Better Together… Read More

How Do Cohousers Compare? Findings from the 2012 Survey

Greetings from Cohousing Research Network (CRN)! We are excited to share with you our National Conference presentation of the results from the 2012 National Survey of Cohousing Residents. https://www.cohousing.org/2015/docs/research This was a high leverage research project that used a single survey to answer a myriad of research questions devised by a highly interdisciplinary team of… Read More

What to Expect

I didn’t expect to hear so much birdsong in the morning. I didn’t expect to be able to see so much sky, sometimes the sunrise and sunset on the same day. I didn’t expect to love my apartment so much, or to feel the disappointments I feel. I didn’t expect that my marriage would break… Read More

It Turns Out We’re a Neurodiverse Community

When the Cohousing Association of the United States held their annual conference in Durham, North Carolina, last month, most folks in my neighborhood—just four blocks away—weren’t entirely clear what cohousing was. But after a few insiders visited our Durham neighborhood, we not only learned what it was but also that we’ve been doing it for… Read More

Sustainability: Three Levels Critical to Our Communities

One of the future needs for all cohousing communities is to continue generating support for CoHoUS for developing and training the next generation of cohousing leaders. Just moving in to your new home is not the completion of the community, it is merely the beginning. We are all mere mortals. Every conference I attend gives… Read More

Village: The Intentional Community Podcast

At the national cohousing conference, many of you may remember Aaron Darland, who seemed everywhere at once, helping presenters with A/V set up. Aaron was at the conference with his wife Jas and two (adorable) children. As Aaron and Jas consider the next step in their intentional community explorations, they have started a podcast –… Read More

Cohousing Directory Map and Metrics

Coho/US now offers a Cohousing Directory Map – check it out!https://www.cohousing.org/map We are grateful to creator Jenny Godwin. I encourage folks to let us know when your community status changes. When was the last time you reviewed and updated your profile on the Cohousing Directory? Feeding this map are the following metrics: Cohousing Community Metrics… Read More

Cohousing Returns to the Radio with Alice & Jerry

Last night (June 11), Going Home with Tony welcomed Alice Alexander of Coho/US and Jerry McIntire, founding member of Stone’s Throw Ecovillage in Virqua, WI on air. This was a follow-up to the April 12th discussion with Alice, Katie McCamant (of CoHousing Solutions) and Chris Bentley (journalist who wrote Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream?) Tony,… Read More

Photos from the Conference

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