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Great article on cohousing's benefits from a long-time resident, published in Business Insider last week. "At our condo complex, we live a completely different lifestyle. It's common for neighbors to bring dinner to a table on the patio and eat together. We often pop into each other's homes to...
Views since 5/2014: 297
We are better together in cohousing… It seems every day I experience a moment when I’m reminded of how cohousing offers us a way to live better lives, especially during these times when our world can seem so divisive. A few months ago, my cohousing moment involved a white board. I call it...
Views since 5/2014: 300
DON’t GIVE UP THE DREAM - IT JUST MIGHT PAY OFF The seed of cohousing along the Willamette River in Eugene was planted in 2011. Oakleigh Meadow, LLC incorporated in 2012 . With design...
Views since 5/2014: 219
Add your own reasons to this list at this April's Regional Cohousing Conference! 10. Get ideas for your community. Whether you are a brand new community or you’ve been living together for decades, there is more to learn about how to thrive in community. At Conferences you will meet people who...
Views since 5/2014: 1,364
Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving - there are so many reasons to be thankful for community, every day! (Re-post from Coho Now #108. Not on the list? Sign-up here.). Day 1 Today I am thankful for my neighbor for letting me borrow her car Day 2 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who...
Views since 5/2014: 1,547
The six degrees of separation theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains." Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a...
Views since 5/2014: 1,494
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...
Views since 5/2014: 1,270
A recent article on aging investigates cohousing's potential to address the loneliness dilemma many older adults encounter when faced with the prospect of aging in place, isolated. "What if your housing choices in later life could mitigate that isolation? What if loneliness were to be replaced with...
Views since 5/2014: 2,679
The U.S. Cohousing Association is a national organization but strives to acknowledge relevant happenings in the wider world related to cohousing. Last week, Elephant Journal, a grassroots news organization with a focus on mindful living, interviewed Steven Ablondi and Bryan Bowen about their work...
Views since 5/2014: 1,351
When I saw a blog on a cohousing website, I realized that we have missed the boat on using blogs to market cohousing. By reading the informal accounts of personal and community events, I felt this was a community I could walk into and be perfectly happy. The posts were about things like canning...
Views since 5/2014: 2,507

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