National Cohousing Open House Day April 29, 2017 - Community Page

National Cohousing Open House Day

What?We invite you and all cohousing communities - established, building or forming - to open your doors for public visitors and to showcase your community. To participate, fill out this form.

Why?A visit is worth a thousand words in describing cohousing! An open house provides a great opportunity to attract the public to cohousing, and helps you build a robust waiting list.

How?Your community will be included in Coho/US promotions as “open for visitors,” along with any special events or instructions you provide. To participate, fill out this form.

Cost?There is no cost to Cohousing Communities to participate, nor will there be a cost to the public. Coho/US is covering the expenses involved, partly funded through your community’s annual support. We encourage you to make a contribution each year.

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Now What?

Create... a fun and informative event within your community for visitors to enjoy on Saturday April 29, 2017. For our first annual event in April 2016, communities offered tours of their community spaces, with most showing a few homes. Others included discussions, cooperative games, food, movie viewings, gardening, and lots of creative ideas. Many communities coordinated with others in their regions.

Promote... the event locally to attract more people to come enjoy the day with you. See our promotional materials.

Connect… with other communities across the nation before, during and after the event via social media.
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Support Coho/US… as we create the national framework from which we can attract many new people to experience and potentially be a part of our growing cohousing movement. We love donations!


Contact us to:

  • Share your creativity and ideas to spread them to other communities
  • Be inspired and get assistance in organizing for the event
  • Promote nationally and be a part of collaborative marketing efforts
  • Connect with the cohousing movement across the country.

Click here for the main Open House Day webpage.