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Opportunities for Cohousing Communities to Become More Socially Inclusive

A summary of the 8/9 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That Cares focused on DEI The third and final virtual roundtable in the Bridges to Cohousing series was focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—or what Pedro Silva (one of the presenters) refers to as “JODIE” an acronym for Justice, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.... Read More

Inspiring a Paradigm of Sustainability

A summary of the 7/26 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That’s Green focused on Sustainability The July 26 Bridges to Cohousing virtual roundtable provided dynamic perspectives on how communities can be more sustainable. All of the speakers agreed that while sustainability relates to community design, that it is fundamentally about the way people relate... Read More

Creative Ways Cohousing Can Be More Affordable

A summary of the 7/12 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That’s Fair The Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable focused on Affordability on July 12, 2022 provided an honest and expansive dialogue about the opportunities and barriers for cohousing affordability. We heard from veteran cohousing and affordable housing experts Jim Leach, Katie McCamant, and Eve... Read More

The Seamsters

Brenda is a member of River Song Cohousing in Eugene OR.  Like most cohousers, she is involved in community far beyond that boundaries of their still-building cohousing community.  The following article describes and example of the community spirit that draws people to cohousing, is nurtured there, and then pours back out to the wider world.  ... Read More

Cohousing Across the Country – Part 4

Sharing the journey from Atlanta, GA to Anacortes, WA, engaging with community along the way.   Part 4 of 7 Staff Retreat You may not know that the Cohousing Association has no actual physical office.  Each of the paid and unpaid people who work to bring you services from the association provides our own office space.... Read More

Telling Your Story WebChat

In his recent WebChat Alan O’Hashi walked us through the process of telling your community story. He gave advice for how to craft your story, what needs to go in the “elevator speech” and some tips for managing social media. See the full webchat here.

WebChat 29 Laird Schaub on Delegate or Die

Laird Schaub joined us to share his experience and wisdom of how much to delegate and how to do it well.  See below for a summary. View the full WebChat here.   Plenary Worthy Whole group or plenary meetings are expensive, with many people committing precious time to be at the meeting. Many groups haven’t defined... Read More

WebChat #28 Raines and Betsy

WebChat #28 with Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris covered the topics of buying and selling homes in cohousing.  They looked at what you need to know, or find out, how to connect buyers with communities, and what questions both buyers and sellers should be asking each other.  How is buying and selling cohousing different than... Read More