Tag: Starting


Intensive Offering: Attract the people you want to join your cohousing community

FADE IN: INT. COHOUSING CONFERENCE ROOM, DAY Are you starting a cohousing community and want to know where to start? Do you live in an existing community, and want to revisit your mission? Sign up for the “Telling Your Community Story” half-day intensive workshop by Alan O’Hashi For startups, some will say tie up the... Read More

Cohousing Policies

What shall we discuss as we are forming our communities? Every forming community (I hope!) asks this question and communities that have already moved in give lots of different answers. Many of those answers are in the form of “I wish we’d resolved this” and “we decided x which was irrelevant and should have decided... Read More

Bringing Back the Village – Interview with Charles Durrett

Bringing Back the Village – Interview with Charles Durrett via Common Groundinghttp://www.cohousingco.com/blog/2017/5/15/bringing-back-the-village

Conference Teaser: Lessons Learned From PDX Commons – Pipe Dream to Reality

Looking to build a supportive urban community for aging? With senior cohousing and urban living both on the rise, Conference goers will be treated to a case study in both from Lew Bowers. Discount registration thru 4/15: www.cohousing.org/2017 PDX Commons is a 27-unit senior cohousing project developed on an urban infill site in downtown Portland,... Read More

Ten Tips for Success in Building a Cohousing Community

Ten Tips for Success in Building a Cohousing Community By Marty Maskall, Founder & Future Resident, Fair Oaks EcoHousing, 12-3-16 1. Join if you can! It’s much easier to join an existing community than to start a new one. 2. Appreciate the efforts of others who start a community – they need our support. 3.... Read More

Let the Planning Begin – Announcing National Cohousing Open House Day!

Coho/US is initiating a National Open House Day! Whatever these words may bring up for you, one thing is for sure – just as cohousing itself is a collaborative process and group effort, a living example that the whole indeed is greater than the sum of its part, it will be with this event as... Read More

Gathering Critical Mass for North Bay Cohousing

Over 50 folks joined us, North Bay Cohousing, on Sept 13th in Novato, CA to learn about two real and now cohousing opportunities in the North Bay: a Novato site for sale and a Cotati site under contract. During the presentation, we dove into the actualities of building new cohousing communities in the region, with... Read More

Fair Oaks EcoHousing Updates

We at Fair Oaks EcoHousing are a family-friendly, intergenerational group of households intending to build 30 homes on 3.5 acres. Our community’s start of construction is planned for summer of 2015. We’re actively looking for others who share our vision to join us. We’re excited about our prime site location, minutes from the American River... Read More

Stocking Kitchen Appliances & Stuff

Off my usual topic of governance but this was a response to a question from a new community that I thought might be helpful to all new communities, and some settled ones. What should we buy of the kitchen? On small appliances: At 14 years we still have donations and have just started buying more... Read

Aging in Cohousing – Why is this a Good Choice?

Being interviewed by two reporters in two days about “senior cohousing” is an indication that aging in cohousing is receiving more attention. And this is good, since we know how beneficial cohousing is to life quality, and can be a particularly good choice for older adults. Here are some of the benefits I identified during... Read More