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LATEST ARTICLES

2015 National Cohousing Conference a Tremendous Success

[Photos Courtesy of R Philip Dowds] What an amazing experience! The 2015 National Cohousing Conference was a huge success by any measure. The comments received were overwhelmingly positive; the criticisms primarily noted that the rooms were too small and the A/C challenged, driven by our sell-out crowd. Indeed, this conference broke attendance records, with 457… Read More

Coming from France: Attracted by Cohousing in US

I had the incredible opportunity to participate to the National Cohousing Conference last week in Durham. This kind of event really helps you to understand how big the movement now is that Katie and Chuck started in the 80’s. Like me coming from France, people from all around the world have been attracted by the… Read More

Conference Slideshow & Reflection

WOW. I’d wager it’s not just me feeling giddy after this weekend’s Conference. It’s even hard to choose a standout moment. As a pre-Conference volunteer, I had a chance to see some of those gears cranking in the months leading up to May, and really, just got a small taste of the enormous amount of… Read More

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Reflections on the Conference

This is part of a “Go Ask Alice” blog posted by Rosemary Wyman with Jubilee Cohousing http://jubileecoho.com/go-ask-alice/ Jubilee Cohousing was a National Cohousing Conference Community Sponsor I can promise you I wasn’t smoking or doing anything trippy, but the three days that I spent at the national cohousing conference in Durham, NC were powerful, and… Read More

ELF Fun during National Conference Reception

Thank you for allowing Organic Transit to show the CoHousing Conference attendees our ELF. If you didn’t get a chance to see the ELF, it is the solar/pedal powered, battery assist recumbent bike. The ELF has a top electric speed of 20 mph, 500 pound payload carrying capacity, weather protection through its encapsulated shell, and… Read More

Problems with the 2015 National Conference

Here’s my take on what went “wrong” at the conference: 1. Overall length of conference — waaay too short. 2. Length of individual presentation times — too short. Sessions went over as attendees continued asking questions I wanted answers to. 3. Food — Gained 1 lb. 4. Too many competing GREAT sessions. Very very frustrating…. Read More

One of the great videos from the conference

A great video from the conference, courtesy of Ava Lazar (11) and Mia Lazar (13) who are kids living in cohousing Click here to view

At the conference

So much fun! 400 people here, a BIG dinner last night, great speakers, Star Trek, and more. Wish you were here!

Free Cohousing Slideshow in Durham

If you’re arriving to Durham early and are looking for a kickoff-worthy start to the Conference (Conference Program Here) consider attending a free presentation on the History of Cohousing with CoHousing Solutions’ Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett of The Cohousing Company. WHEN: Thursday, May 28th at 7pm WHERE: Main Durham Library WHO: Katie McCamant &… Read More

Your Community’s Purposes: Vision, Mission, Aim

Most values statements are so vague that pretty much anyone would be willing to endorse them. Values statements mean nothing unless they are connected to a vision, mission, and aims. The same organization can say we value environmentally friendly products and processes and mean entirely different things. I’m sure there is an executive at BP… Read More

Then and Now: Two Cohousing Conferences – Each A Different Purpose

When I attended the Cohousing Conference in Oakland in 2012 I was exploring the cohousing concept, attending workshops on finance and Getting-It-Built, as well as visiting retrofitted cohousing communities. I joined a forming group in Sacramento because I wanted to continue to live where I’d been for 40 years. In 2013, I visited Wolf Creek… Read More

How is Coho/US Doing?

April marks my one year serving as Executive Director of Coho/US. So how is the association doing? In a phrase, just fine, and getting better! Here’s a profile of Strategic Plan progress. Stabilizing Revenue Stream – As we refine a business model for long term sustainability, we now enjoy a much stronger financial position than… Read More