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LATEST ARTICLES

NPR Morning Edition 2-16-15: Europe Experiments with Cohousing

Please comment on this NPR story profiling cohousing in England and Spain: http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/02/16/385528919/not-a-group-hous… The online story has more depth than the audio. Share a bit of YOUR experience with cohousing here in the US, and please mention www.www.cohousing.org for more info. Many thanks!

Sparking the Conversation: Cohousing on Wisconsin NPR

We’ve all come across the kinds of stories that are meant to be shared. An article a friend recommends or a radio program we hear on the way to work and can’t stop thinking about all day. Well, cohousing has been in the story spotlight lately – and with Conference registration having recently opened, the… Read More

Combining Cohousing with New Urbanism for Artists

Louisville Artists Cohousing in Boulder County Colorado is creating a community that combines cohousing with new urbanism for artists – thus building opportunities for economic sustainability into the community for artists. As artists we struggle with having the resources, community support and inspiration we need to create. Most of the artists in our group do… Read More

Books from our childhood memories

Here’s a short excerpt from an article by Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing, a cohousing community forming in Eugene, Oregon, that first appeared in Communities magazine #164 (Fall 2014) – Community Conversations. “The Sneetches and Other Stories,” “Hatchet,” “The Happy Hollisters,” “The Secret Garden,” “The Little House,” “Henry Reed, Inc.,” “A Child’s Garden of Verses,” “Paddle-to-the-Sea,” “Bone… Read More

London Visit – to the Newest Cohousing Community in the UK

In January while in London, my wife and I visited what is probably the newest multi-generational cohousing community in the UK: Springdale Gardens Cohousing. It is in the middle of a block, completely surrounded by row houses, in the Stoke Newington district of north London. It consists of a single building with six units on… Read More

An Amazing Process to Build Community.

Several years ago in Nashville we started with four people who really wanted to see a cohousing community built. Our small group grew to almost thirty or so with people coming along interested in a home with some of those who participated in the beginning just wanting to support ‘the cause’. Our first workshop in… Read More

Kids of Cohousing – A Fun Opportunity to Shine!

We are gathering a collection of videos (and other materials) about growing up in cohousing that we are hoping to debut at the National Cohousing Conference in Durham, NC in May. Do you know young, teen, or grown children in your community who enjoy music, drama, poetry and/or video production. Do you have some awesome… Read More

Elderberry: Senior Cohousing Among Gardens, Farm Animals and Nature

As the number of senior cohousing communities continues to grow, seniors have more choice in the type and location of a community that best fits their lifestyle. Elderberry, a cohousing community near Durham, North Carolina, is unique in that it is designed for seniors who want to live in a rural community as they grow… Read More

Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream? from the Atlantic “CityLab”

Check out this article from the Atlantic “City Lab”http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/01/can-boomers-make-cohousing-mainst… Katie McCamant is quoted: “McCamant predicts the number [of cohousing communities] will double within 10 years.” One of my quotes: “Baby boomers are demanding a better way to live. We want to be sustainable; we want community, happiness.” This upbeat profile is dampened with this perspective:… Read More

Cohousing Attention from Social Science Academics in NY City

Patrick Han, Coho/US Board member, was approached by The Henry George School of Social Science in New York City to lead a seminar on cohousing Jan 28th. Patrick muses, “although there are no cohousing communities in NY City yet, the ‘word’ is being brought to the heathens.” More on the session “Building Vibrant Communities –… Read More

Volunteering for the National Cohousing Conference

Volunteering with the 2015 National Cohousing Conference is a great way to get involved and contribute your talents – and our success is dependent on your voluntary contributions. The following leadership positions will convey complimentary registration if needed (we are unable to provide transportation and lodging). Numerous assistant roles are available, and may convey complimentary… Read More

Green Tax Incentive Compendium (Jan 2015 – Eastern US)

A few weeks ago the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 was signed into law retroactively extending numerous tax incentives for green building and energy efficiency projects. An updated PDF summary of the incentives is attached.