Cohousing in the News

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Irish Times


New mortgage scheme will stoke up house prices, says analyst
Irish Times
Central Bank rules will apply so borrowers will be able to take a mortgage for 90 per cent of the property's value. Borrowers will be able to choose a fixed rate of 2-2.25 per cent over 25-30 years, terms unavailable from any bank. David Hall, CEO of ...

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New York Times


There's Community and Consensus. But It's No Commune.
New York Times
In December, Mr. Johnson, along with his wife and their newborn twins, moved to a two-story, three-bedroom house in the Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community that is 120 yards away from his parents, Jane and Kit Johnson. “The house is probably the ...


Vancouver Courier


Resident dishes on life in Vancouver's first cohousing development
Vancouver Courier
Almost two years ago, residents of the city's first cohousing development — Vancouver Cohousing — moved in. Located in Kensington-Cedar Cottage on East 33rd near Argyle Street, the building, which took years to develop, features 31 units. While ...


Vancouver Courier


'Cohousing lite' enters the Vancouver housing conversation
Vancouver Courier
Chamberlain and Russell are members of Our Urban Village Cohousing, a group that's partnered with a small development firm called Tomo Spaces Inc., run by the brother-sister team of Leslie and Mark Shieh. If rezoning is ultimately approved, they plan ...


Vancouver Courier


'Cohousing lite' focuses on creating community
Vancouver Courier
“Because having young children around us, and older folks, is part of the vibrancy of community,” Chamberlain said. Their solution? A form of collaborative living that's been dubbed “cohousing lite.” Chamberlain and Russell are members of Our Urban ...


Straight.com


What's behind the Tomo name of a new Vancouver cohousing project
Straight.com
James Chamberlain is a member of the Our Urban Village cohousing group, and he noted that the project is a variation of the traditional cohousing model. In conventional cohousing projects, future neighbours purchase the land and manage the development ...


Bond Beter Leefmilieu


Cohousing en kernverdichting op topniveau in oude hoeve
Bond Beter Leefmilieu
Cohousing was nog nooit zo populair. Verschillende gezinnen die samenwonen en enkele gemeenschappelijke ruimtes delen heeft dan ook tal van voordelen. Soms geeft het zelfs toegang tot luxe die in een traditionele eengezinswoning haast onbetaalbaar is ...



News
Maine Public
Architect and businessman Chuck Durrett and journalist Deirdre Fulton discuss Cohousing, which is a type of collaborative housing wher residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are ...

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Crawley Observer


Your News: Secret Window Project seeks an end to the region's housing crisis
Crawley Observer
Leanne Phillips, Secret Window Project: We're a small group of people looking for more people to join us in setting up a co-housing project in or around Crawley. Currently called “Secret Window Project” until we gain more members and register with ...


Dublin People


Calls for more housing land
Dublin People
DEMAND for a new development of affordable housing in Ballymun is already far outstripping supply with 1,160 people on the waiting list for just 32 houses due to be built by Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance. Ó Cualann started building its first Ballymun ...


The Good Men Project (blog)


Defining Happiness in Three Countries
The Good Men Project (blog)
Her family lives in a cohousing community, where families share chores, childcare, and meals. They make their daily commutes by cycling. “The state provides me with everything that I need,” Clemmensen said. Despite paying high taxes, all of her basic ...


Stroud News and Journal


TRIBUTES: Remembering the life of 'wonderful', 'sweet' Graham Patefield-Smith who died in Stroud crash
Stroud News and Journal
David Michael, managing director of the Cohousing Company, said: “Graham's sudden and tragic death will be felt by many, especially his loving family, friends and members of the Cohousing Community in Lansdown, Stroud. “He was very community minded and ...


BCLocalNews


Smithers Cohousing Corporation has not purchased land in ...
BCLocalNews
The Smithers Cohousing Corporation would like to correct an error in the information they gave to The Interior News regarding the development of their co-housing project. We erroneously stated that we had purchased a 2.2-acre parcel of land in the ...

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Smithers Interior News


Smithers Cohousing Corporation has not purchased land in Ambleside
Smithers Interior News
The Smithers Cohousing Corporation would like to correct an error in the information they gave to The Interior News regarding the development of their co-housing project. We erroneously stated that we had purchased a 2.2-acre parcel of land in the ...

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UK: New Leaseholds To Be Abolished
Mondaq News Alerts
The National CLT Network has been lobbying the government to exempt CLTs and the UK Cohousing Network also encouraged members to respond appropriately to the initial government consultation. Groups should consider lobbying their MP or the Department ...



New leaseholds to be abolished
Lexology
The National CLT Network has been lobbying the government to exempt CLTs and the UK Cohousing Network also encouraged members to respond appropriately to the initial government consultation. Groups should consider lobbying their MP or the Department ...


The Times


Councils urged to release land for cheap properties
The Times
Local authorities have been urged to adopt proposals for affordable housing on state-owned land to assist those unable to secure a mortgage. More than 700 sites have been identified, with the capacity to deliver tens of thousands of homes. Eoghan ...


YES! Magazine


Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
YES! Magazine
The last major drive toward public housing in the 1960s had wide-ranging effects that did little to alleviate poverty and, in some places, made it worse. Across the country, innovations in housing—cohousing developments and community land trusts to ...



Biz Beat 2018-01-11
Eugene Weekly
People can contact Landfield at tsunami1 [at] opusnet [dot] com for more info or to donate. • The Eugene Cohousing Downtown project has been set aside, for now, according to Martin Henner, a key organizer. Cohousing is a form of community living that is growing ...



Biz Beat 2018-01-11
Eugene Weekly
People can contact Landfield at tsunami1 [at] opusnet [dot] com for more info or to donate. • The Eugene Cohousing Downtown project has been set aside, for now, according to Martin Henner, a key organizer. Cohousing is a form of community living that is growing ...


BCLocalNews


More info shared on Smithers co-housing development
BCLocalNews
Smithers Cohousing Corporation held an information session about their planned community on Jan. 6 at the Healthy Living Centre. Co-housing originated in Denmark in the 1960s after families became dissatisfied with their living arrangements. A group of ...

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Smithers Interior News


More info shared on Smithers co-housing development - Smithers ...
Smithers Interior News
An info session took place Jan. 6 at the Healthy Living Centre. Plan is to be very senior friendly. Michael Grace-Dacosta; Jan. 10, 2018 11:30 a.m.; Local News · News. Once a month for six years Mary Boyce went to Fraser Lake for a week or two to look ...

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News
Maine Public
Architect and businessman Chuck Durrett and journalist Deirdre Fulton discuss Cohousing, which is a type of collaborative housing wher residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are ...


Gloucestershire Live


Warm tributes to 'wonderful, sensitive and caring' man who died in collision
Gloucestershire Live
Mr Patefield-Smith was a founder member of the Cohousing community in Lansdown, Stroud, and was a key part of Stroud Car Share Club. He was a familiar face at Rodborough pub the Prince Albert's baroque nights and staff there said he would be very much ...

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