Cohousing in the News


Vancouver Sun


Barbara Yaffe: Co-housing another option in real estate market
Vancouver Sun
The co-housing members themselves form a company which then acts as a non-profit developer, acquiring developable land, applying for rezoning, and arranging community amenities the individual members themselves select. Because of those shared ...

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The Cheat Sheet


The Retirement Crisis: This Plan May Be a Solution
The Cheat Sheet
Out of this troubled situation, the co-housing movement has spread to aging populations. When people reach retirement age, many are looking to alter their housing situations to downsize, save money, and get more support. Intentional communities and ...



Charles Durrett: The success of our town
The Union of Grass Valley
I understand this firsthand. I live in the most restrictive housing development north of Sacramento; Nevada City cohousing. I have to cook dinner once a month for my neighbors. But that's what makes that place so great. But with that kind of ...



Aging doesn't always come naturally. Classes are teaching boomers how.
Washington Post
Ann Zabaldo guided her graying students through the steps they'd need to take to reimagine the rest of their lives in the communal existence that has come to be known as “co-housing.” “Nobody is ever going to care for you the way people who know you ...


Treehugger


Simply Home: A tiny cohousing community grows in Portland (Video)
Treehugger
Based on a cohousing model, Menard and five others share a backyard, one-third of an acre in size, in addition to sharing the 1,450-square-foot "Big House" belonging to the land. So far, the members of Simply Home, whose ages range from 28 to 50, have ...


Umbria Journal il sito degli umbri


Casa, “cohousing” per ripensare modello abitativo giovani coppie e anziani
Umbria Journal il sito degli umbri
PERUGIA – La Regione Umbria ha iniziato una riflessione sul “cohousing” (coabitazione), la speciale forma di “vicinato” che prevede condivisione di spazi, servizi e responsabilità, come nuovo modello abitativo e quale possibilità di far fronte ai nuovi ...

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Eugene Weekly


Oakleigh Cohousing Sent Back For Public Input
Eugene Weekly
The controversial Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing (OMC) planned unit development off River Road next to the Willamette River will go back for additional public comment following a decision May 15 by the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). Petitioner Simon ...



Daybook
News & Observer
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham's Community Luncheon Roundtable will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Shepherd's House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. Enter in the back of the building, near the playground.


KQED


Oakland Startup Tries to Change the Value of Water
KQED
Green's Berkeley cohousing community, which is like a hippier version of a condo complex, has signed up for MeterHero. Her neighbor, Raines Cohen, says the residents in the 14-home community were already working hard on conserving and have cut back ...


Il Tirreno


Incentivi a chi realizza abitazioni per il cohousing
Il Tirreno
CECINA. Questa pomeriggio in commissione consiliare l'assessore all'Urbanistica Giamila Carli presenterà un nuovo punto dell'art. 32 del regolamento urbanistico (quello dedicato all'edilizia residenziale sociale, in sigla Ers) in cui di fatto s ...

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Giornale di Brescia


Lumezzane, il co-housing prende corpo
Giornale di Brescia
Nuovi spazi di coabitazione a Lumezzane per il progetto co-housing. I nuovi edifici, utili all'abilitazione dei disabili, inizieranno ad essere costruiti a settembre e la loro inaugurazione è prevista a fine anno. L'iniziativa è supportata dalle ...


Chicago Daily Herald


For senior homebuyers, golden years offer freedom and choice
Chicago Daily Herald
But navigating the market and the bevy of available choices -- including home sharing, cohousing, niche communities, multigenerational housing and village models -- can be overwhelming. "There are many, many options," said Jennifer Prell, founder of ...


Il Tirreno


Open day al Cohousing di via del Moro
Il Tirreno
Il benessere della mente nella terza età è l'argomento al centro dell'open day di oggi nella sede del Cohousing in via del Moro. Dopo l'apertura della sede del “Cohousing”, prevista per le 10, alle 10,30 è in programma l'intervento del dottor Corrado ...


Het Nieuwsblad


Cohousing Waasland hijst de vlag
Het Nieuwsblad
Cohousing Waasland organiseerde een feestelijke samenkomst naar aanleiding van de officiële ondertekening van de grondenoptie met Matexi. Belangstellenden en deelnemers aan cohousing werden vergast op een hapje en een drankje op locatie.


Hartford Courant


Modern Families, Old-Style Living
Hartford Courant
Based on the principles of the co-housing movement, it is envisioned as a place designed specifically to bring people and families closer together, literally and figuratively. The idea is to live simpler, more deliberate lives, to share things, to grow ...


The White House (blog)


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The White House (blog)
He is also the founding member of Eastern Village Cohousing, a green and sustainable eco-community. “In the past, I had the sense that those who were more committed to Jewish life tended to be more parochial and less committed to the broader common ...

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The Elkhart Truth


Millrace Neighborhood LLC site plan OK'd by Goshen Plan Commission
The Elkhart Truth
Millrace Neighborhood LLC site plan OK'd by Goshen Plan Commission. Richard Miller, site developer, said he hopes to have the first three homes of his planned co-housing neighborhood built by the end of this year. MILL%2520RACE_3655.


Portland Business Journal (blog)


More tears shed over the loss of a movie theater than a food cart pod
Portland Business Journal (blog)
News last week that a popular food cart was being displaced for a unique cohousing condo project on Southeast Belmont Street had some readers of the Portland Business Journal lamenting the loss. Even more, however, shed tears over the fact that the ...



Iowa City cohousing community presents revised proposal
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
IOWA CITY — The board of managers for Iowa City Cohousing will present a new zoning plan to city officials today in an effort to overcome several obstacles to the alternative housing project. Prairie Hill, Iowa City's first potential cohousing ...


Ashland Daily Tidings


Sharing time with the Ashland Cohousing Community
Ashland Daily Tidings
Thinking of housing and basic needs prompted me to check out Ashland's Cohousing Community off Fordyce Street. Established in 2007 after much planning and resistance, here are 13 townhomes tucked on 1.3 acres. Within walking distance of downtown ...


De Morgen


Vriendengroep bouwt eigen dorp in Texas om samen oud te worden
De Morgen
Beter een goede buur dan een verre vriend: dat hebben dezeTexaanse kameraden goed begrepen. Na jarenlange hechte vriendschap besloten ze hun relatie naar hoger niveau te tillen: ze kochten een lap grond en plantten er hun eigen dorp neer.

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Philly.com


Investing in You: New options for aging at home
Philly.com
Senior cohousing. Elder roommates, à la The Golden Girls. These are some options if you want to grow old in your own home. It's no secret that baby boomers are already swelling the ranks of older Americans. And by 2050, the number of people age 65 or ...

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Philly.com


Investing in You: New options for aging at home
Philly.com
Senior cohousing. Elder roommates, à la The Golden Girls. These are some options if you want to grow old in your own home. It's no secret that baby boomers are already swelling the ranks of older Americans. And by 2050, the number of people age 65 or ...

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Treehugger


The Lucky Penny: A small home in one tiny co-housing community (Video)
Treehugger
Whether it's a modernist gem or a gypsy-styled vardo, it's a delight to see tiny homes that deviate away from the "typical" tiny house floor plan and ditch the gable roof. Measuring 100.3 square feet, this is a ultra-tiny home, created and inhabited by ...



Cohousing: when seniors build their own community [Senior Circles]
Baltimore Sun
My classmate and her husband live in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and have joined a group that is forming a Senior Cohousing Community there. The group is now searching for an architect and partner-developer. They hope to start building next year and move in ...

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