Category: Living-in-cohousing


Who are Cohousers?

The number one reason most people choose to live in cohousing is to experience a true close-knit community of neighbors. But who are these cohousing neighbors? Where do they come from? What are they like? It turns out, if you look at cohousing communities across the United States, whether decades old or in various stages... Read More

Letter Number Two from a Cohousing Newbie

What is it like to join a cohousing community? In the Spring of 2022, I jumped into that uncertainty in Sonoma County, California. Periodically I’ll try to share the experience and answer questions via a series of “Letters from FrogSong.” Comfort Zone The water is my happy place, so shortly after my arrival I learned... Read More

Letter Number One from a Cohousing Newbie

What is it like to join a cohousing community? In the spring of 2022 I jumped into that uncertainty in Sonoma County, California. Periodically I’ll try to share the experience and answer questions via a series of “Letters from a Cohousing Newbie.” Landscaping lessons I don’t think I could have made more blunders in a short... Read More

Seeking Home… Away From Home

Nine months ago, our family moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque to be part of Cohousing ABQ  before the homes are built.  The move with our two little kids, aged 2 and 5, was rough. There was serious drama with the moving company, and the night we arrived our dog was lost, frightened by the... Read More Read More

Successful Living in Community

As everyone currently living here at Nomad, we understand that owning a home here is a lot more than just having a deed of trust in your name. Cohousing and community in general is larger, sometimes much larger. The desire for community is as old as humans have been scratching out survival on this planet.... Read More

Work From Home In Cohousing

By now we are all familiar with the narrative about how the COVID pandemic has changed how we work. There have been hundreds of articles written about why working from home is amazing, or why working from is terrible (spoilers: I’m a big fan of working from home). There is also debate about what the...

A Context for Hope: The Gift of a Cohousing Childhood

The Winter 2021 issue of “Communities” landed in our mailbox this month, and I was immediately taken by the theme: “Children in Community.” What a bonanza! Stories written by both parents and (now) adult children who grew up in community fill these pages. Over and over, one message kept coming up: the benefits of a... Read More

Thriving During the Pandemic: The Story of One Urban Community

Caddis Collaborative has been privileged to design a number of cohousing communities across North America. As society begins to move out of COVID-19 restrictions, we reflect on how many of these communities have thrived during the pandemic. More than hunker-down survival mode, these communities looked actively to self-organize for neighborly care and connection. A case... Read More

Free Food Fridge

Another great idea for cohousers. We love how Asha Leong of East Lake Commons just outside Atlanta, GA is bringing together her passion, her cohousing community and the broader community in which she lives.  Thanks Asha, for sharing this great idea! Build it and they will come. I’m proud to unveil the East Lake Commons... Read More

Covid Support

In April, I came down with COVID-like symptoms, including a high fever, cough, and congestion. I was lucky enough to have a place out of the house where my kids could be, to allow me to isolate for the recommended amount of time. It ended up being a long time before I had three days... Read More