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LATEST ARTICLES

Welcome to Beta

Welcome to the BETA of our new website! Our classified ads aren’t quite ready for prime time, but everything else you are looking for should be here. Find something that doesn’t make sense? Something that breaks in your web browser? Something missing? Please let me know. Have you seen something you think should be on… Read More

Coming of Age

This past weekend, we at Manzanita Village celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Northern Arizona’s first and only Cohousing community. For those of you who are not familiar with the term ”cohousing”, suffice it to say that it is a community that is created by the people who live there. How the community manifests itself is… Read More

Rancho La Salud, Ajijic, Mexico Co-housing

From the website ( www.ranchosaludvillage.com ): “Our goals include building residences that are beautiful, comfortable, resource efficient and sustainable. Our site design will have extensive common facilities surrounded by a lush landscape and connected by handsome walkways. But we plan to take it two steps further – by creating a true sense of community, and… Read More

HUD is talking about cohousing!

Dear all, I wanted to share this exciting news. HUD is talking about cohousing! See email below from the woman I work with on Fannie Mae and FHA Project Approvals. “Wanted to share the attached brochure, HUD DC handed out in our roundtable meeting March 24-26, 2014. You are referenced on Page 2. HUD spoke… Read More

The 14th Annual Mid Atlantic Cohousing Bus Tour – Saturday, May 17th

The 14th Annual Mid Atlantic Cohousing Bus Tour IS happening on Saturday, May 17th, 12:30 p-6:30 p. This year we’ll be visiting three green, sustainable, environmentally friendly built communities in the Washington, DC area: Eastern Village Cohousing in Silver Spring, MD, Blueberry Hill Cohousing in Vienna, VA and Takoma Village Cohousing in Washington, DC. Suburban,… Read More

Worker-Share CSA Farms Promote Resiliency and Community

Our Sunday mornings lately have begun with kale, cauliflower, and heaps of carrots. Once a week, our neighbors gather to harvest veggies from our local community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. It is a worker-share arrangement, so each member contributes a couple hours of time each week or  pays in a larger sum to receive a… Read More

Living Large in a Small Home, Ecovillage-Style

As the American economy recovers, the average new home size has reached an all-time high of 2,300 square feet. This is part of a cultural shift where many Americans are shying away from children sharing bedrooms, and bathrooms are becoming more plentiful and sophisticated. Homes have more than doubled in size since the 1950s, meanwhile… Read More

We have a new Executive Director!

I am thrilled to announce that board member Alice Alexander has agree to serve the Cohousing Association of the US as our new Executive Director. In addition to being a co-founder of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in Durham North Carolina, Alice has a tremendous amount of experience working within, and managing non-profit organizations…. Read More

Talking about wifi

I asked Daniel if we could post this here because it’s about a great deal more than wifi. -cat The best advice I can give around wifi is to be careful about how you talk to one another about it – treat those with differing experiences or thoughts respectfully while having the discussion. Our community… Read More

Composting Toilets

I happen to be writing an article this month about my experience with designing a composting toilet facility for a nature preserve in southern Kentucky. So let me take a few minutes to summarize (sorry – it is long): Toilet systems that use water to carry the waste product away have recently come under scrutiny… 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.comThis 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 wanted… Read More