Connecting with others

Adrienne & Tim from Mosaic Commons, by Diana CarrollThere are a lot of ways to get involved with the cohousing movement, and to connect with others. In the electronic world, you can sign up for emails from Coho/US, communities, and professionals or join cohousing-L, an email discussion list on all aspects of cohousing. You can find us on on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Check our calendar or Meetup for events near you. You can also use our Directory to find a community near you and get in touch, or check our Classified Ads for groups looking for members, or cohousing homes for sale.

Visit our list of Cohousing Professionals to find architects, developers, consultants, marketers, trainers, and others who can address the special needs of cohousing communities and forming groups.

Coho/US is always looking for passionate and talented folks to help us grow the cohousing movement, from spreading the word, writing for our blog, or conference planning. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities.

Many professionals are interested in providing services to forming groups and existing communities. Coho/US does not screen Other Professional listings. Professionals demonstrating cohousing...
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If you're having trouble with the form below, try here. We encourage you to add your name to our database of people interested in Cohousing. Check the boxes at right, and we'll connect you...
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Cohousing-L is an email discussion list on all aspects of cohousing -- development, design, move-in, organizing work, community life, governance, finances, legal questions, etc. Many cohousing...
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The last nails are being hammered in. Fresh paint still clings to the damp air. In Port Townsend, Washington, residents of the newly-built Quimper Village Senior Cohousing eagerly await moving into...
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Cohousing community members begin with some basic assumptions. We expect to do some downsizing. We know we will be sharing space and will need to make some comprises about how we use that space. We...
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What a great conversation to start off 2019. Ronnie Rosenbaum gave a clear and thoughtful presentation on communication in cohousing with so many tangible ideas to start using right away. Watch...
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As it happens, the community dumpster is on the far end of the community from my unit, so taking out the trash takes more time than it did back when I had my own curbside pickup. Funny thing is that...
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In October 2011 in this part of Massachusetts, we had an unusual snowfall. Leaves were still on the trees, but big, fat flakes of wet snow fell from the sky. As the snow kept coming down, there was...
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For most families it is easy to imagine the benefits of sharing a cohousing community with other families with kids the same age. Naturally the kids will play together, the parents will have peers...
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Last week we enjoyed our second WebChat. Karen Gimnig shared about the value of Getting Connected and strategies for making it happen faster. After a short presentation, questions ranged from...
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The following question was asked on a WebChat on Oct 18, 2018. We didn’t have time to answer it there, so Karen is offering the answer here. Question: Is there a way to get folks who are...
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This fall I got to spend some time with long-term cohousers. I asked them “Why cohousing?” As expected, they told me about neighborly support, caring for the environment, common meals, and all sorts...
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The Cohousing Association of the US was delighted to host Jerry Koch-Gonzalez of Sociocracy for All for the first in our series of WebChats. Over 70 people attended the program, including groups...
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The Northeast Cohousing Summit is coming to Amherst, Massachusetts, and that sure brings back memories for me! Want to know why? Almost two decades ago, in October 1999, the National Cohousing...
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We are better together in cohousing… It seems every day I experience a moment when I’m reminded of how cohousing offers us a way to live better lives, especially during these times when our world...
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This post is on a neighborhood discussion list and will be seemingly off-topic but bear with me. Our neighborhood list, TakomaDC where Takoma Village Cohousing is located, started in the 1990s by...
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Have you registered for the unique opportunity to promote your community along with others around the country through the National Cohousing Open House Day coming up (Sat) April 30, 2016? This will...
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Posted by Fred Olson on Cohousing-L: From the Cohousing Directory on the number of cohousing communities: Completed: 111 Building 22 Own Site 21 Site Optioned 6...
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A dance around the maypole is one of the traditions Songaia has woven into its annual Earthday celebrations. How do people in cohousing create traditions? How do we mark the major life events of...
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The six degrees of separation theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains." Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things...
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I just made my annual contribution of $100 to Cohousing.org. I do this every year because of the many benefits the organization has provided me: support, friendship, resources, and inspiration....
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Happy Holidays! What an enormous gift cohousing gives to those living in community ☺ Many of you currently live in cohousing, have collaborated on construction or development of communities, or...
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The 2018 Boulder CO Regional Cohousing Conference holds the keys to creating a highly functioning cohousing community. There is something for everyone - those exploring the idea, newly forming groups...
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My favorite thing about attending conferences is the people that I meet. Don't get me wrong, the information gleaned while attending intensives and sessions is invaluable, but what I really love is...
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Why is connection so elusive? How can something so universally desired be so difficult to attain in a richly resourced culture like the United States? Especially, how can it be difficult among...
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Imagine you have been a member of a forming cohousing group for several months now, and you have just joined the circle for a big decision-making meeting about the vision and future of this community...
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First, I have to say I love it here! I was not at all sure I would. Two-and-a-half years of lots of meetings and large potlucks, with little time for one-on-one relating, had made me wonder if I was...
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Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes...
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When I saw a blog on a cohousing website, I realized that we have missed the boat on using blogs to market cohousing. By reading the informal accounts of personal and community events, I felt this...
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In my younger days, I would backpack into the wilderness to set up camp; then we had kids and began ‘car’ camping; we progressed to a Wildernest camper; our kids got bigger and we upgraded to a...
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