Tag: Developing


WebChat #8 Katie McCamant

Hiring Professionals to Get Your Community Built WebChat #8 brought one of the most experienced cohousing professionals in the US to us for a discussion of facilitators and architects and attorneys – oh my! Katie guided us through the usual process for creating cohousing, including common pitfalls for communities. She covered who to hire and... Read More

Land with a Spirit of Peace and Nurture

For any forming cohousing community, finding a building site is a big event. Skagit Cohousing is especially blessed to find land nurtured for the past 30 years by Ann and Bill Testerman. After raising their children (and many animals) on their 4 plus acres, Ann and Bill decided that in their retirement, it was time... Read More

Don’t Give Up the Dream

DON’t GIVE UP THE DREAM – IT JUST MIGHT PAY OFF The seed of cohousing along the Willamette River in Eugene was planted in 2011. Oakleigh Meadow, LLC incorporated in 2012 . With design & architectural plans in our pocket and membership interest growing solidly into the double digits, we were jazzed! OMC’s Planned Unit... Read More

Registration is Open for Colorado Regional Conference

The 2018 Boulder CO Regional Cohousing Conference holds the keys to creating a highly functioning cohousing community. There is something for everyone – those exploring the idea, newly forming groups or existing communities. For Newly Forming Communities: You will learn how to get started, meet the people who can help make it happen, and discover... Read More

Public Presentation Addresses Senior LGBT Housing Crisis – Friday Aug 25th 4pm

Public Presentation Addresses Senior LGBT Housing Crisis Durham, NC— Village Hearth Cohousing invites anyone interested in solving the senior LGBT housing crisis to a free public presentation on Friday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library in Durham, NC. The presentation will feature architect and cohousing expert, Charles Durrett (McCamant & Durrett Architects)... Read More

Village Hearth in Durham NC Celebrates Approval of Rezone!

We would like to say a big congratulations to Village Hearth Cohousing on their recent City Council approval!! On June 19th, 2017, the Durham City Council approved (with a 7-0 vote) a rezone and annexation to pave the way for the first LGBT-focused 55+ cohousing community in the United States. Noting the need for inclusive... Read More

Do Cohousing Marketing Models Fit the Market?

Ann Zabaldo started this conversation on the cohousing-l email discussion group, and Katie McCamant added comments: …in the end … it’s all about sales. You can be ultra green, you can be super affordable, you can be cool, cool techy, you can have all kinds of bells and whistles but in the end … if... Read More

Coming Full Circle with the National Conference and the Importance of Consultation

It’s been almost a decade (seven years) since we traveled to the National Cohousing Conference in Boulder Colorado to learn about how to build our own community in Nashville, Tennessee. We’ve come full circle now with the Conference to be held in Nashville this week. Back then two of us traveled to Boulder and met... Read More

Thoughts on American Cohousing and Being the First in Nevada

While tackling the long and sometimes daunting list of tasks required to start a cohousing group, I draw daily upon every prayer, affirmation and inner trick I know to keep the faith and grow the vision. As our core group grows closer, steadily inching toward this goal, we fine-tune ways to share the vision with... Read More

Ravens’ Roost Celebrates Grand Opening

Ravens’ Roost, Anchorage’s first cohousing neighborhood celebrated its grand opening last month (on April 3rd), marking a monumental achievement of vision and persistence in bringing the idea of a collaborative community to reality in Alaska’s biggest city. Festivities were held in our common house and attached atrium, and included appearances by Alaska first lady Donna... Read More