Tag: Connecting


Tea Transition

When I lived in England, I quickly learned that upon entering a home, I would be offered a cup of tea. It took me longer to appreciate the fullness of the ritual. My British peers rather enjoyed schooling an uncouth American, and one day they explained that the custom required me to accept the offer.... Read More

Thriving During the Pandemic: The Story of One Urban Community

Caddis Collaborative has been privileged to design a number of cohousing communities across North America. As society begins to move out of COVID-19 restrictions, we reflect on how many of these communities have thrived during the pandemic. More than hunker-down survival mode, these communities looked actively to self-organize for neighborly care and connection. A case... Read More

ReOpen Cohousing Photos

Thanks to everyone who attended our Reopen Cohousing event this month. It was great to gather and share photos and stories. For those who missed it, we hope you enjoy these photos depicting that joy that is cohousing this season. 

A Simple Tool for Powerful Communication

Karen Gimnig, Imago Facilitator and co-author of ’The Cooperative Culture Handbook’, led a large workshop  of Washington Commons’ members and Explorers interested in building community and deepening our connection to one another. Karen asked each of us to write 10 responses to the prompt, “Our vision is realized, we have moved into our new homes, and... Read More

Using CohoUS Videos

I joined Driftwood about two years ago at a time when the group had been formed, land bought, and consultants and architects hired.  I found myself frustrated with our monthly General Meetings because I always wanted more exploration of the ways other communities had done things and the meanings of different choices. There simply wasn’t... Read More

Holiday Sharing

At RoseWind, even as we continue with physical distancing and masking, we are bolstering our social connections, beyond emails and zoom meetings. This past week has seen deliveries of candles, home-made cookies, biscotti, jam, and yogurt; promise of delivery of a gourmet Christmas dinner to our single members; darning and mending favors; help getting a... Read More

Community in Covid times

Observing Covid-19 safety measures hasn’t stopped Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing from experiencing community.  They’ve shared these images of community in Covid times. Distanced eating in small groups – outdoors has been a boon over the summer months. We’re working on creative solutions for the colder/wetter months in Seattle. We purchased a $50 movie screen that... Read More

Forming in a Pandemic

Who could have predicted a pandemic, right? I mean, we all know that unexpected things will come up when you are working on a project as big as a cohousing community, but a pandemic? How on earth do you do any marketing when you can’t meet with people? That is the dilemma we find ourselves... Read More

Where in the World?

Looking for a way to stay connected through Covid? Read on for one idea from a forming community, including the invitation template you can use to do this in your community! Recently, Bay State Commons members gathered together (virtually, of course!) to share memories of important trips. WOW, our people do love to travel! From... Read More

Isolated Together

Cohousing is not only about the things we do together; it is also about the things we do alone. One of the major traits of cohousing, as an example of community living, is the ability to be alone. Cohousing has private homes, most commonly homes we own.  Individual household’s personal space is a distinguishing characteristic... Read More