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LATEST ARTICLES

So happy you’re here!

I’m so happy you’re here, on our new site. Thank you! Tell us what you think – what you love about it, what you hate about it, what you think would be great if only, what’s broken… all of that. I’m especially interested in accessibility feedback – if you’re using assistive tech to read/listen to… Read More

Neighborhood USA Conference – Cohousing was there!

Nearly 600 participants attended Neighborhood USA’s 29th annual conference May 21-25 in Eugene, Oregon, and Oakleigh Meadow, Eugene’s first cohousing neighborhood, was there with them. Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing, a 28 unit community being built right on the city’s waterfront, is scheduled to begin construction this September. Selected as a conference exhibitor, Oakleigh Meadow promoted cohousing… Read More

Something Good has Begun

I have the first verse of Cat Steven’s “Peace Train” swirling in my noggin. “Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come. And I believe it could be, something good has begun.” The tune is in my head because Coho/US has gotten off to an excellent start this year. In the… Read More

Home Owner Associations Pulse

HOA Pulse is website for Home Owner Associations. It has an excellent newsletter and is also a social media site for with focused discussions for topics related to homeowner association management. http://www.hoapulse.com Cohousing at 30+ years with communities aging and growing in size is facing new issues. In larger communities, relationship complexities increase geometrically. The… Read More

What does it mean to live in community?

What does it mean to “live in community” as we do in cohousing? This sounds wonderful, but the concept is hard to explain. I was struck a couple of Sundays ago, listening to my minister’s sermon (Rev Deborah Cayer, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC), by her exploration of this concept and the… Read More

Announcing the 2015 National Cohousing Conference

May 29-31, 2015: Durham Convention Center – Durham, North Carolina: Come learn, share and enjoy! The national conference features cohousing and community building experts, and provides amazing networking opportunities. Presentations will offer everything from cohousing basics, designing and building communities, and enhancing life in cohousing. Opportunities will abound to learn from our shared experiences, and… Read More

5/31/14: 10th Anniversary Open House – Oak Creek Commons

10th Anniversary Open House – Oak Creek Commons, CA – May 31, 2014Where: Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles CAIt’s time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Oak Creek Commons cohousing community…and you are invited to come join us on Saturday, May 31.If you are wondering if cohousing is for you… or… Read More

New Cohousing opportunity in Northampton Massachusetts

Kraus Fitch Architects is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Transformations, Inc in developing a new cohousing community as part of the Village Hill neighborhood development in Northampton. We have been holding informational meetings about cohousing and the potential for this new community. The first two meetings were very successful, with approximately… Read More

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