Tag: Forming-communities


Journey to Ahhh…Part 5

The Intricacies of a For-Profit/Non-Profit Collaboration We want to thank CohoUS for asking us to write this blog series and thank you for reading! Like all cohousing communities, Our Home – Cathedral Park started with family conversations in kitchen nooks and coffee houses, and we hope that in sharing our journey, there will be seeds... Read More

Telling Your Story WebChat

In his recent WebChat Alan O’Hashi walked us through the process of telling your community story. He gave advice for how to craft your story, what needs to go in the “elevator speech” and some tips for managing social media. See the full webchat here.

WebChat #27: Shelly Parks on Great Marketing Events

Last week Shelly Parks presented an informative WebChat on hosting great marketing events.  As a key moment when new members are likely to engage with your forming community, it is essential to pay attention to the details and do these events well.  Shelly walks us through the elements of a great marketing event, from venue... Read More

Lindy Sexton – Grass Valley, CA

Lindy is a millennial and grew up within a tight-knit community in Minnesota. She is an outreach and business management consultant and enjoys working on community-driven initiatives and environmental causes. Through her work Lindy has had the opportunity to meet hundreds of people who were interested in creating cohousing communities across the globe. Lindy believes... Read More

Top 10 Benefits of Early Participation in Cohousing

There are certainly many substantive benefits of being an early investor and committed burning soul in the cohousing formative stages. The most important of these are having a strong Influence in the 1. decision making 2. site selection 3. design decisions 4. project budget 6. priority of choice in selecting a lot, site or unit... Read More

WebChat #17 Housing Segregation

With forming communities wanting to be as diverse as possible, the topic of Housing Segregation and its Impact on Cohousing couldn’t be more important. Crystal’s recent WebChat describes the history of segregated housing in America, the ways in which federal policy created and maintained segregation, and the ongoing impact of those policies and ongoing racist... 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

Grace Farm: in community, we are inspired to be better than we are individually

Grace Farm is a group of friends, with an average age of about 35, who have been exposed to community living through a few different experiences and have been motivated to potentially start our own cohousing community. The 10 founding members of Grace Farm have experienced community living most notably from our time at Bethlehem... Read More

Looking For the Next Steps in Creating Your Senior Cohousing Community?

Then sign up for the “Roadmap to Starting a New Community” intensive on May 19 at the National Cohousing Conference! When the initial members of Quimper Village started talking about building a senior cohousing community, we were overwhelmed by the multiple pieces of the puzzle. How do we find members? How do we find land?... Read More