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LATEST ARTICLES

Celebrating our inter-dependence

By Rebecca Lane While the country was celebrating our Independence earlier this month, the founding members of CHUC celebrated our inter-dependence as we finalized our Operating Agreement and made celebratory toasts to successfully reaching this milestone. Our recent “friend-raiser” was a huge success, collecting more than $400K. This means the clock is now ticking to… Read More

Creative housing for Seniors – Kiplinger article

Check out the article by Jane Bennett Clark on Kiplinger!

New website: Cohousing – Designing the Urban Village

By Beyhan Cagri Trock http://www.cohousing.webs.com This site is intended for architects and architecture students who are interested in exploring the co-housing model specifically in urban settings. It is based on work done by students in a studio design course taught at the University of Maryland School of Architecture in 2009. Though still in progress, I… Read More

Converting a Trailer Park to Cohousing?

I want to buy a trailer park and convert it to a cohousing community. I will wait till you are done laughing. OK, here is the rationale behind this seemingly idiotic idea. My family joined Camelot Cohousing sort of half way through the process. We joined in 2007. Camelot got built in 2008, and we… Read More

“In My Community”

By Laura Fitch My neighbor Nick April won first place for his Junior class’s declamation competition. His speech is titled “In My Community”. It made me proud of him and our community. Laura Fitch, AIA, LEED BD+C Kraus-Fitch Architects, Inc.

Creating Rituals – Welcoming New Members

Terri Huggett, Daybreak Cohousing In a recent post I talked about the aprons we use as part of our welcoming ceremony for new members. And I haven’t put it into the context of our overall welcoming ceremony. As with our community, our welcoming ceremony is informal and homey. And it still has a little structure…. Read More

Musings: Establishing a Healthy, Sustainable Lifestyle for an Aging Generation

Last year Americans drove 5 billion miles caring for seniors in their homes (Meals on Wheels, Whistle Stop Nurses, and so on). In our small, semi-rural county in the Sierra foothills, Telecare made 60,000 trips in massive, lumbering, polluting vans-buses – usually carrying only one senior at a time – schlepping a couple thousand seniors… Read More

A Family Story and a Blessing Way

Tiffany Yelton Bram, Daybreak Cohousing Raising a Family in Cohousing, Part 1 Cohousing is often touted as ideal for families. As a mom in a developing community, I thought it would be good to capture how cohousing shapes our family and how family shapes this community. Let’s begin at the beginning. My name is Tiffany… Read More

Establishing Community Rituals

by Terri Huggett Part of the joy and struggle of creating a new community is creating the threads that hold us together. In our society and in our workplace, we often take for granted the structures and rituals that help us identify with each other. Many entrepeneurs have experienced the process of building a business… Read More

Sharing Suppers

By Sterling Newberry At various times, we at Daybreak Cohousing have felt the strain of so much work to do in developing our future home. We realized early on that we needed to be especially conscious of building in pure social time as a balance to all our work, and to ensure that our extended… Read More

Building Community. Learning from others while not attempting to duplicate

By Terri Huggett, Daybreak Cohousing As one of the co-founders of Daybreak Cohousing, I spent a lot of time in the early stages researching what communities who had come before us had done to build their communities, both physically and as people. The Get It Built Workshop by Katie McCamant and Rick Mockler of Cohousing… Read More

A Mess on Our Hands

The Great Depression, probably not, but we sure have a mess on our hands. On Sunday, October 5th In Fresno, CA the Cohousing Partners and McCamant and Durrett Architects (MDA), and an awesome cohousing group celebrated the grand opening of La Querencia cohousing among hundreds of well wishers, under glorious blue skies and next door… Read More