Tag: Professionals


The Cohousing Movement Needs Professionals

One of the joys of working for the Cohousing Association is supporting the movement that is cohousing. We believe that cohousing is about more than what is achieved by any one community and more than the sum of those individual achievements. The collective potential of cohousing is literally to change the world. As cohousing grows,... Read More

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

Less-Obvious Reasons to Hire Professionals

There are a lot of good reasons to hire professional help in cohousing. From areas of focused study like architecture and relationship skills, to the wisdom gained through experience working with many cohousing communities, there is much knowledge a consultant can share that would come at a much higher cost through trial and error. It... Read More

Marketing for Cohousing – no car salesman techniques needed!

“I don’t want to be a used car salesman.” This is the response I most often hear when I ask forming cohousing groups to describe their feelings around using sales techniques in their membership recruitment. And I get it. We tend to stereotype sales people as sleazy movie car salesman: they pounce aggressively and they... Read More

Bryan Bowen on This Weekend’s Regional Cohousing Conference

The Regional Cohousing Conference this weekend in Boulder, CO will bring cohousing professionals, those seeking cohousing and existing communities all together – there to share and gather knowledge to bring back to their established/new/in-process communities. Hear from Bryan Bowen of Caddis Architects (and resident at Wild Sage Cohousing) on why you should be excited for... Read More

An Impulse to Connect

I sit here on the Pacific Coast of Mexico watching the sea awaken in the soft pastels of the changing morning light of sunrise. The waves, stirred by a night of winds from the north rise and fall, then crash into transformative white foam, obscuring the boulders that define our boundary between land and sea.... Rea

New beginnings from a seasoned cohousing professional

After 16 years of successful collaboration, Laura Fitch and Mary Kraus are choosing to independently focus on our preferred areas of interests. As the sole proprietor of Fitch Architecture and Community Design, Laura Fitch will continue to provide a full range of architectural services to cohousing clients. Mary Kraus will focus on early cohousing group... Read More

500 Communities Program 2015 Class

CoHousing Solutions is proud to announce our first graduating class of the 500 Communities Program! This year-long training is spearheaded by Katie McCamant, and gathers passionate cohousing entrepreneurs who want to devote themselves to the goal of building the next 500 communities while working collaboratively, supporting each other and making a good living. Congrats to... Read More

Cohousing: Communities of Proximity as We Age

Katie McCamant’s recent interview centered on cohousing’s benefits to those entering the “next act” of their lives. Her responses speak to the tandem benefits of this nexus: aging in community while remaining integrated in the fabric of our chosen city/region. Katie’s experience as development consultant, cohousing entrepreneur and lead at CoHousing Solutions grounds

Announcing CoHousing Solutions

Katie McCamant is pleased to announce her new consulting firm, CoHousing Solutions. This firm provides development consulting for cohousing neighborhoods and other types of collaborative developments. CoHousing Solutions is currently consulting on a wide range of communities, including Raven’s Roost Cohousing, Fair Oaks EcoHousing, PDX Commons, Oakleigh Meadow and Quimper Village. The newest buz