Tag: News


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...

How America Lives: Parade Magazine on Cohousing

“Old is new again in housing, from tight-knit neighborhoods where residents look after one another to fresh twists on boardinghouses. The hot word is communal…” begins a recent Parade Magazine piece, featuring communities like Capital Hill Urban Cohousing and Village Hearth. “How America Lives” brings cohousing to the mainstream public, and as in much of... Read More

Embrace Your Cohousing Resolutions and Mark Your Calendar!

Living in Cohousing is a thriving national trend, and intentional communal living is flourishing as a social movement; from young folks raising families to older folks aging successfully in community. Want to learn how to create cohousing? Ready to jump-start your cohousing dreams? Want to refine what you have? If you answered yes to any... Read More

TIME Magazine on Intentional Communities

We evolved to thrive as social-able creatures, back when tribal cultures thrived or failed based on collective action. The experience of loneliness is plaguing greater populations than ever today, from millennials out on their own for the first time to high-rise big-city dwellers to empty-nesters and those aging alone or isolated. “Cohousing really builds into... 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

PBS Interview with Laura Fitch

Nice Article with photos of Mosaic Commons & JP Cohousing! “The design process and the management process are things that actually mix the community together, so that you have to get to know each other in order to make these decisions.” — Architect Laura Fitch http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/balancing-privacy-community-design-c…

Gainesville Cohousing Breaks Ground – First in Florida

Congrats to Gainesville Cohousing, breaking ground on a community five years in the making. Great publicity received! Click here to see local ABC news affiliate video. GAINESVILLE, Fla – A co-housing community in Gainesville broke ground Friday afternoon, and neighbors are one step closer to moving in. Gainesville Cohousing is a 24 home, $5 million... Read More

The Home Buying Decision + The Home Happiness Calculator

David Brooks writes in the NY Times (Jan 6) that buying a home is the most difficult decision in life. We don’t choose a house so much as fall in love with it, he writes, and although we may envision a home with exotic things in which we will host large gatherings, most folks really... Read More

Cohousing: The New American Family

The author of a recent article in Christianity Today examines how cohousing’s “radical hospitality” can be an inspiration and opportunity for churches to follow. Both Alice Alexander of Coho/US and Courtney Martin, Temescal Commons Resident and author of The New Better Off (which I just started reading, and wow – already highly recommend!) are interviewed.... Read More

Faces Not Fenders: Cohousing in The Good Trade

“5 Reasons To Consider Joining A Cohousing Community” in The Good Trade is this week’s take on the benefits of cohousing, written by a member of Fair Oaks EcoHousing. This blog’s aim is to search for ideas creating positive social change. Certainly fitting to count cohousing in this category, as our communities are ideal social... Read More