In 2010, I attended the National Cohousing Conference in Boulder along with two days of training at the Coho University to learn about how to start a cohousing community. I traveled there with a friend and met two other ladies from Nashville while at the conference.
This is the sort of home I lived in before we built our cohousing community. It's also similar to what Wendy writes about in her recent blog entry (http://www.cohousing.org/node/2743). When we think about the expanding definitions of cohousing, I hope we consider this more and more.
My son and his dad went up in a small private plane this past weekend, and took this amazing picture of Mosaic Commons and Camelot Cohousing. Our land extends to the North (left in the picture) for another 50+ acres, but this shows all of the built area.
"... Switzerland's Pumpipumpe is trying to bring a little of that back -- forward? -- into the information age. Rather than developing a mobile app that assists sharing of goods between neighbors, they've gone old-school with stickers that people can apply to their mailboxes to let others know what they have to lend.
Hey, if you shop at Amazon, you may have been prompted recently to go to smile.amazon.com and contribute part of your dollars to a charity. If you haven't already done that, consider doing so and picking Coho/US!
Here's a new resource - Webinars by Laird Schaub, one of the three best trainers in group process/facilitation I've had the pleasure to work with. I can't attend due to the day job, but I'm looking forward to reviewing the recordings!
Here's his announcement, reposted with his permission:
Do you have burning questions about cooperative group dynamics? If so, I have something that may quench your thirst—all without leaving the comforts of home!
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