Tag: Living-in-cohousing


The Benefits of Growing Up In Community

Growing up in Community There are so many reasons why cohousing is good for your health, and good for the planet. It’s also great for families! So often in this culture we live separate from people who are in different phases of life. But there is a lot to be learned on all sides when... Read Mo

Letter Number Two from a Cohousing Newbie

What is it like to join a cohousing community? In the Spring of 2022, I jumped into that uncertainty in Sonoma County, California. Periodically I’ll try to share the experience and answer questions via a series of “Letters from FrogSong.” Comfort Zone The water is my happy place, so shortly after my arrival I learned... Read More

Letter Number One from a Cohousing Newbie

What is it like to join a cohousing community? In the spring of 2022 I jumped into that uncertainty in Sonoma County, California. Periodically I’ll try to share the experience and answer questions via a series of “Letters from a Cohousing Newbie.” Landscaping lessons I don’t think I could have made more blunders in a short... Read More

The Power of Hope—Bringing Community Together

Over here at Cathedral Park Cohousing we are strong believers in the power of hope. Hope not as an idle wish, but hope as a verb, as they say; hope as a companion to work, hope as the glimmer of deeper truth that keeps us rolling up our sleeves to bring the shared dream of... Read More

Seeking Home… Away From Home

Nine months ago, our family moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque to be part of Cohousing ABQ  before the homes are built.  The move with our two little kids, aged 2 and 5, was rough. There was serious drama with the moving company, and the night we arrived our dog was lost, frightened by the... Read More Read More

Successful Living in Community

As everyone currently living here at Nomad, we understand that owning a home here is a lot more than just having a deed of trust in your name. Cohousing and community in general is larger, sometimes much larger. The desire for community is as old as humans have been scratching out survival on this planet.... Read More

Work From Home In Cohousing

By now we are all familiar with the narrative about how the COVID pandemic has changed how we work. There have been hundreds of articles written about why working from home is amazing, or why working from is terrible (spoilers: I’m a big fan of working from home). There is also debate about what the...

A Context for Hope: The Gift of a Cohousing Childhood

The Winter 2021 issue of “Communities” landed in our mailbox this month, and I was immediately taken by the theme: “Children in Community.” What a bonanza! Stories written by both parents and (now) adult children who grew up in community fill these pages. Over and over, one message kept coming up: the benefits of a... Read More

Mission-Driven Communities in Israel: A Model for the United States?

For several years, I have been working to combine two types of community: Jewish and cohousing. These two concepts of community – one that allows people to experience and express their Jewish lives and one that gives people the chance to knit close communities through shared living – can be mutually reinforcing and stronger together.... Read More

How To Decide Which Cohousing Community Is Right For You

So many exciting cohousing communities! How does a seeker decide which one is best? The Short Version: • Can you afford it? • Is it located in an acceptable geographic location? • Is the urban vs rural location right for you? • Is their timeline compatible with yours (not perfect but acceptable)? • Do they... Read More