Tag: Coho-us


WebChat Preview of National Cohousing Open House Day:Thursday evening

National Cohousing Open House Day is just a few days away. Get a taste of it by joining me in a WebChat this Thursday evening, where we will share some of the most exciting examples of communities hosting, tips on effective hosting, how to visit well, and so much more. If you missed the WebChat,... Read More

cohousing.org Website Progress

You may have heard that a new cohousing.org website is on its way. The website is a central part of the services The Cohousing Association of the US offers. As a clearinghouse of information and connecter of people and communities, our website is one of our most effective tools for doing what we do. The...

Why support a cohousing association?

When I think about non-profit organizations, I mostly think of helping those who cannot help themselves – those suffering in some way from poverty or illness or both. So why would I support The Cohousing Association? Isn’t cohousing about the place you live? Aren’t most of the people who live there middle class or above?... Read More

Cohousing Conference at My Home – Then and Now

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 Conference was hosted by two Amherst communities: my home community of Pioneer Valley Cohousing, and nearby Pine Street Cohousing. For three glorious days, people... Read More

So Excited! NE Summit

A storyteller, a photographer and an architect walk into a bar . . . or maybe it is a common house. They are joined by a teacher, a lawyer, a developer, a farmer, an activist, a mother, an artist, a grandchild, a musician, and a whole bunch of other cool people. They hug and laugh... Read More

Why I Contribute to Cohousing.Org Every Year

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. Each year I choose ten organizations that are important to my life and my community, and I make a donation. To me, it’s a privilege... Read More

Such a High in Boulder Without the Colorado Drugs! (Regional Cohousing Conference, April 2018, Boulder, CO)

I recently returned from the Coho/US Regional Conference in Boulder, CO and I’m still high on the vitality that we shared the entire weekend. Wherever you looked, the almost 200 attendees were talking intently, meeting new people, sharing experiences, hopes, and dreams for the future. Plus it all felt positive, even when we discussed challenges,... Read More

National Cohousing Open House Day is here

Curious about cohousing? Want to see what it’s really like? Compare communities? Get inspired? Now’s your chance. It’s that time again! National Cohousing Open House Day is tomorrow, Sunday, April 29, 2018. We’ve got over 60 cohousing neighborhoods across the country participating this year, plus a few on alternate dates this or next week; one... Read More

What a Fantastic Conference!

I don’t hardly know where to start! Thank you so much to Silver Sage Village and Wild Sage to hosting our day of intensives which attendees very much enjoyed. We all met new people and reconnected with cohousing friends during the reception. Katie McCamant talked about ‘reintegrating community in this fast paced world’ in a... Read More