Tag: Resources


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

Insist on Plain English Documents

Several years ago there was a post on Cohousing-L related to the community’s legal documents that were written in “legalese.” I had recently researched Plain English for Lawyers for a neighbor. She was a single parent trying to set up legal guardianship and financial oversight for her daughter in the event of her death or... Read More

Bright Future Now

After 10 years involved in self-developing Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, marked for me with some serious and in retrospect unnecessary growing pains that cost us dearly, I’d like to recommend an invaluable resource I wish we’d had earlier. It’s an online course excellent for forming communities who want to avoid some of the painful process... Read More

Storing Community Documents Online

…to all of you cohousers who keep your various official documents, minutes, site map, consensus log, new-member orientation materials, etc. on-line – what software or product are you using, and how well does it work for you? Muriel at Shadowlake Village, Blacksburg, VA At Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm we store everything on Google Drive. We’ve... Read More

Reserve Studies and Why Every Project Needs One!

Editor’s Note: Learn more from a webinar on reserve studies we are planning with National Condo Advisors for January 2017; and at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference, where Darlene, and cohousers Sharon Villines and Lyons Witten will be presenting about reserve studies. Also at the conference, National Condo Advisors will be exhibiting as part of... Read More

Senior Cohousing Provides Community Assistance with Living

Instead of assisted living, or managing a large home without help, cohousing creates a small neighborhood of independent individuals who all do what they are able in order to maintain a mutually beneficial and enjoyable community….Successful and dignified aging for most seniors means maintaining control over their own lives and not feeling burdensome to their... Read More

Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me?

What are intergenerational co-housing communities and advocacy groups doing to attract and retain members who don’t fit the common (middle aged, middle class, white, heterosexual) co-housing profile? In this article Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me?, Cynthia Dettman shares her perspective and some options to consider. Cynthia also asks that... Read More

National Cohousing Open House Day: Thanksgiving for Cohousers!

It feels like Thanksgiving for Cohousers! You know what its like for those hosting Thanksgiving, right? Preparing extra special treats, cleaning a little bit more than usual, coordinating who is doing what, and mostly… preparing and getting excited for the guests to arrive! That’s what we have been doing at Cohousing communities all across the... Read More

Free Screening of Within Reach Alongside Cohousing Open House Day April 30

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is generously offering a free screening of the movie Within Reach in conjunction with the April 30th National Cohousing Open House Day. The film is a “thank you” from the FIC to those communities who are participating! Within Reach is a film documenting one resilient couple’s 6,500 mile bicycling... Read More

Aging Gratefully: The Power of Community

“Aging Gratefully: The Power of Community” (click for preview trailer) is a new documentary by Alan O’Hashi, a filmmaker and resident of Silver Sage in Boulder, CO. Alan’s film includes interviews on aging in community with six of his cohousing neighbors. Visit his website to learn more about Alan’s own Silver Sage story and his... Read More