Category: Land-and-finance


Land with a Spirit of Peace and Nurture

For any forming cohousing community, finding a building site is a big event. Skagit Cohousing is especially blessed to find land nurtured for the past 30 years by Ann and Bill Testerman. After raising their children (and many animals) on their 4 plus acres, Ann and Bill decided that in their retirement, it was time... Read More

Cohousing Seeking FNMA + FHA-HUD Support

Attached and available for download are Coho/US packages seeking FNMA and FHA-HUD support. We encourage readers to use this package if helpful; for example, cohousing groups seeking financing and may want to share with banks; communities may want to share the “state of cohousing” with media. “This very professional program and package directed to our... Read More

Intentional Communities: Informing the Next Generation of Land Use Law?

[Editor’s Note: Reprinted from Communities Magazine by Robert Boyer, an Assistant Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte. Robert has researched cohousing and ecovillage initiatives around the world, and was an enthusiastic participant at the 2015 National Cohousing Conference.] Throughout the last century, multiple public and private institutions have distanced citizens f

Land Use Regulations, Urban Planners, and Intentional Communities

[Editor’s Note: This article reprinted from Communities Magazine is authored by Robert Boyer, an Assistant Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte. Robert has researched cohousing and ecovillage initiatives around the world, and was an enthusiastic participant at the 2015 National Cohousing Conference.] We love our property rights in the United States. The... Read More

Zoning & The Definition of Family

This is the sort of home I lived in before we built our cohousing community. It’s also similar to what Wendy writes about in her recent blog entry (http://www.cohousing.org/node/2743). When we think about If you can find a way to support these folks, that would be great: http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-scarborough-zoning…