Cohousing in the News


Demand for retirement housing set to rise
Architects' Journal
The Mayor has been urged to look at alternative models such as co-housing and co-operatives to produce the much needed housing which is typically more expensive to build than standard housing. Darren Johnson, chair of the London Assembly Housing ...


Grupo cria projeto da primeira cohousing do Brasil
Yahoo Noticias Brasil
O objetivo principal de uma cohousing - habitação muito comum na Europa - é conhecer as pessoas com quem você mora, além de ser uma forma de dividir os custos de manutenção. Em geral, os moradores dividem meios de transportes ou oferecem ...

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Greater London Authority (press release)

'Baby-boom' pensioners set to double demand for specialist retirement housing ...
Greater London Authority (press release)
It also urges the Mayor to look at using alternative ownership models, such as co-operative housing, co-housing and other forms of mutual ownership as well as the potential use of GLA land for such communities. Darren Johnson AM, Chair of the Housing ...

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The Tribune News

Co-housing Permit Approved
The Tribune News
RIVER ROAD – A Eugene hearings official may have approved a tentative planned unit development permit submitted by Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing for a 29-unit residential cohousing development, but residents living nearby still oppose the plan.


Non-consenting members in a minority cannot halt redevelopment of housing ...
Economic Times
The company is planning to redevelop 4.5 lakh sq ft at Borla Co-Housing Society. "We will give 3bhk flats in the same society to all 224 flat owners," said Rajesh Vardhan, MD, Vardhman Group. "The property is adjoining the largest golf course of Mumbai ...

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When Neighbors Tore Down Their Fences, Incredible Things Happened
Co.Exist
The residents of the village that came to be known as N Street Cohousing won designation as a planned development from the Davis City Council, enabling them to add larger second units to their homes. In 2005 Wolf and Cloud financed a bigger common ...


Is Vancouver a happy city?
MetroNews Canada
This could mean more laneway houses, single family houses being retrofitted to fit more suites, row houses, town houses, and co-housing (all of which the city is working on). While Montgomery's book launch is sold out, the Museum of Vancouver is ...

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Software Is Reorganizing the World
Wired
In some ways this isn't anything new — the twin ideas of co-living in the same house or co-housing with separate houses in a shared community have been around in Denmark since the 1960s and the U.S. since the 1860s. What is new is the ease of finding ...


20% Echo Heights plan moves ahead
Cowichan Valley Citizen
Even then, there was a failed attempt to reduce that to 15 per cent but finally, after administrator Dave Devana told councillors he thought it was possible to enable co-housing and keep density down while leaving a lot of creative options open ...

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Lewistown Sentinel

Robert Lee Zeigler
Lewistown Sentinel
He was a YMCA board member, and was recognized for outstanding service as Vice Chair Mifflin Co. Housing Authority for 21 years, following his retirement from Standard Steel. He also served as treasurer of the Poe Valley Campus Ministry on the O'Hesson ...


20% Echo Heights plan moves ahead
Canada.com
Even then, there was a failed attempt to reduce that to 15 per cent but finally, after administrator Dave Devana told councillors he thought it was possible to enable co-housing and keep density down while leaving a lot of creative options open ...


Cohousing for the antisocial: Jay Shafer's tiny house 'trailer park' [Video]
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Cohousing for the antisocial: Jay Shafer's tiny house 'trailer park' [Video]. After helping bring national attention to the tiny house movement, builder and dedicated garden pee-er Jay Shafer turns his attention to a planned village of micro-homes (it ...


Co-housing: un nuovo modello di assistenza per gli anziani
Volontariamo
Come Centro di Servizio per il Volontariato, quindi, stiamo aiutando un gruppo di associazioni di volontariato del territorio che si occupano di anziani e demenza a sviluppare un progetto pilota per l'Italia di co-housing ispirato al modello ...


Vancouver Sun

Metro communities struggle to find ways to make densification gentler
Vancouver Sun
Two other new options in Vancouver are co-housing, where residents agree to take on more in terms of running a building and interacting with their neighbours as a condition of ownership, and below-market ownership, where developers build homes with ...


Vancouver Sun

Metro Vancouver communities struggle to find ways to make densification gentler
Vancouver Sun
Two other new options in Vancouver are co-housing, where residents agree to take on more in terms of running a building and interacting with their neighbours as a condition of ownership, and below-market ownership, where developers build homes with ...

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New 'green' community proposed in Bethany
Milford-Orange Bulletin
The design is similar to hundreds of other cohousing neighborhoods around the country. Thirty modestly sized, passive-solar homes are planned on a small, central portion of the site hidden from the public roads. A private road to the homes will be ...


Can Jews Go Back to the Land En Masse?
Jewish Daily Forward
Examples include Israeli kibbutzim, communes, eco-villages and co-housing arrangements, in which residents typically agree to live together and share certain tasks like child care or food preparation. A number of Jewish versions have sprung up across ...


Lancaster Co-Housing wins national self build award
virtual-lancaster (blog)
A 41 home highly sustainable cohousing project near Lancaster has won the self build sector's top award for 2013. The Lancaster Cohousing scheme provides private homes with communal space and sits on the bank of the River Lune at Halton. It has taken ...


Baltimore County Council rejects low-income housing project
Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Council members rejected state funding Monday for a planned low-income housing development in Rosedale, passing a resolution expressing disapproval of the project. In a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Kenneth Oliver abstaining, council ...


Chattanooga Times Free Press

3 senior couples plan downtown Chattanooga co-housing complex
Chattanooga Times Free Press
It's a form of co-housing: Not a condominium, and definitely not a commune, they emphasize. But it has elements of both -- separate quarters, designed around close-knit, community living. "We're designing the facility to make social contact inevitable ...

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Portland retirees want to age on their own terms (survey results)
OregonLive.com
Portland retirees want to age on their own terms (survey results). PDX_COMMONS.JPG. Jim Swenson (center) meets with Lew Bowers (left) and developer Ben Kaiser (right) to discuss plans for their proposed cohousing community. (Randy Rasmussen/The ...


Retirees aim to 'age in place' by creating cohousing community on North ...
OregonLive.com
Other cohousing communities exist in the city, and other groups have focused on Baby Boomer retirees helping on another remain independent. But members of Swenson's group, PDX Commons, think they're the first cohousing group with a focus on ...


Cohousing creates family you can choose
The Tennessean
This has been my experience while exploring a brand-new concept in Nashville, its first cohousing community, Germantown Commons of Tennessee LLC, which is located at the corner of Fifth and Taylor. This idea appeals to me and my family partly because ...

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Cohousing creates family you can choose
The Tennessean
This has been my experience while exploring a brand-new concept in Nashville, its first cohousing community, Germantown Commons of Tennessee LLC, which is located at the corner of Fifth and Taylor. This idea appeals to me and my family partly because ...

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Pines seminar targets boomers for happiness
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Bolton Anthony, founder of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based nonprofit organization Second Journey, will be the speaker. He will address a variety of living options for seniors. Among the concepts are pocket neighborhoods, "Golden Girl" homes, elder co ...

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