Cohousing in the News


Next Avenue


The Pros and Cons of Cohousing – Next Avenue
Next Avenue
If you have ever talked with friends about how smart it would be to live together as you age, you're not alone. The idea is now reality in 162 communities.

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Next Avenue


The Pros and Cons of Living With Friends in Older Age
Next Avenue
I've heard my friends say this, and maybe you have, too — or maybe you've said it yourself: “We should all move in together when we get older!” Alice Alexander, executive director of the Cohousing Association of the United States, says talk among ...

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


Group seeks to build communal life
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Saturday is "National Co-Housing Day" and several people are trying to bring this communal housing style to Rochester. Some may hear "communal housing" and think "hippie dippie commune," said Jane Bleeg, a co-coordinator of the Flower City Cohousing ...


Architects' Journal


Threefold Architects wins planning for Kensington co-housing
Architects' Journal
The practice has worked with 18 existing households on the scheme which it believes is 'one of the largest cohousing refurbishments in London'. It worked with the residents to form an association, develop a brief and create a design which 'creates a ...



National Cohousing Open House Day
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Features speaker from the Fred. Co. Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources on "Renewable Energy for Your Home." Tour homes, gardens, common house and the movie "Within Reach!" Free snacks, kids' activities.


Madison.com


Push for cohousing project in Union Corners gains momentum
Madison.com
The Union Corners group is participating in this year's National Cohousing Open House Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday along with Madison's three established communities. Information on the Union Corners development will be available at Arboretum ...



Workshops, presentations scheduled for Nevada City's arts cohousing project
The Union of Grass Valley
The organizers of a multi-unit cohousing project in Nevada City have a new site — and a series of presentations scheduled to run in the coming weeks for the public to gather more information on the planned neighborhood. “We worked hard for two years ...


The Union of Grass Valley


Workshops, presentations scheduled for Nevada City's arts cohousing project
The Union of Grass Valley
The organizers of a multi-unit cohousing project in Nevada City have a new site — and a series of presentations scheduled to run in the coming weeks for the public to gather more information on the planned neighborhood. “We worked hard for two years ...


Sacramento Bee


Group seeks friendly neighbors for Fair Oaks cohousing community
Sacramento Bee
For more than a decade, she has been dreaming, plotting and taking commitments to build a 30-home cohousing site in Fair Oaks. Last year, Maskall got county approval to move forward with the project, 30 residential units and a 3,800-square-foot ...


Sacramento Bee


Group seeks friendly neighbors for Fair Oaks cohousing community
Sacramento Bee
For more than a decade, she has been dreaming, plotting and taking commitments to build a 30-home cohousing site in Fair Oaks. Last year, Maskall got county approval to move forward with the project, 30 residential units and a 3,800-square-foot ...



National Cohousing Open House Day
Isthmus
Arboretum Cohousing, Village Cohousing, Troy Gardens Cohousing and the now-forming Union Corners Cohousing will host a collaborative open house at Arboretum Cohousing. Discussions with cohousing members, displays, maps, refreshments, ...


CBC.ca


Co-housing advocates say lengthy process is worth the wait
CBC.ca
Two of the two-bedroom homes in the Roberts Creek co-housing community on the Sunshine Coast. According to the community's website, the homes in the community were designed by a local architect and were made relatively small to keep costs and the ...


Canadian Architect


The Cohousing Option
Canadian Architect
Beyond the Commons, cohousing is planned in ways that emphasize opportunities to make contact with fellow inhabitants—from containing communal gardens to including housing for multi-generational families. A 1967 article by Danish writer Bodil Graae, ...


YubaNet


Nevada City Cohousing: 10 Years Later
YubaNet
Nevada City, Calif. April 20, 2016 - Ten years ago, residents were just moving into Nevada City Cohousing, the colorful 34-home neighborhood located at the top of West Broad Street. On Saturday, April 30th, this community will be joined by Wolf Creek ...



Cohousing open house in Brunswick
Times Record (subscription)
BRUNSWICK Two Echo Cohousing Community in Brunswick will host an open house on Saturday, April 30 from 2-4 p. m., joining cohousing communities across the country that are welcoming the public for free tours and visits. Sponsored by the Cohousing ...


Albuquerque Journal


Co-housing option growing in NM
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Co-housing, a type of living arrangement that combines all the privacy and amenities of a private home with some shared spaces, is slowly gaining ground in New Mexico. Neither a single-family subdivision nor a condominium ...


Albuquerque Journal


Co-housing option growing in NM
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Co-housing, a type of living arrangement that combines all the privacy and amenities of a private home with some shared spaces, is slowly gaining ground in New Mexico. Neither a single-family subdivision nor a condominium ...


KNPR


Cohousing On The Way To Nevada
KNPR
Katie McCamant is an architect by training and she runs a consulting firm, “Cohousing Solutions,” based in Nevada City, California. She's the co-author of two books: “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities” and “Cohousing: A Contemporary ...


Medicine Hat News


Cohousing project topic of workshop
Medicine Hat News
Cam Ens, president and CEO of NewRock Developments, speaks to the Medicine Hat Cohousing Effort about what is needed to begin a cohousing project at a workshop Saturday afternoon at Medicine Hat College. --NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE.


Builder Magazine


Co-Housing, a Scandinavian Import, Gets 55+ Traction
Builder Magazine
Born in Denmark in the 1970s, the co-housing concept has been gaining ground in the U.S., where more than 150 such communities exist, according to the Cohousing Association of the United States. Bloomberg/BusinessWeek contributor Karen Angel notes ...


The Guardian Charlottetown


Seniors on PEI invited to consider co-housing style of living
The Guardian Charlottetown
Guest speakers will include Margaret Critchlow, founding member of Harbourside Senior Co-housing site in British Columbia, and Lori Weeks, a gerontologist currently working in the school of nursing at Dalhousie University and a member of the Atlantic ...



Discover Cohousing: Sustainable Community Living
Virginia Living
Join The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design and Richmond Cohousing for a lively round table discussion on the concept and design principles of cohousing and their role in reshaping modern domestic spaces. Cohousing communities are intentional ...


Carmichael Times


Cohousing Expert to Give Free Presentation
Carmichael Times
Fair Oaks Eco Housing is sponsoring a free presentation by national cohousing expert Kathryn McCamant on April 26th at 7 p.m. in the Fair Oaks Library. McCamant, an architect, author, and development consultant will speak on “25 Years of Cohousing in ...



Antioch Eco-Village— 'Pioneers' share vision, plans
Yellow Springs News
Many members of the local group have long been fascinated by cohousing, and have considerable knowledge and expertise on the social and environmental benefits of these communities and the various forms they can take. Some have visited cohousing ...



Cohousing workshop this weekend
Medicine Hat News
A workshop about a proposed cohousing development for Medicine Hat will be taking place on Friday and Saturday. The goal of the workshop is to develop a strategy for the first cohousing project. Topics under discussion will include a definition of ...

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