Cohousing in the News


Santa Cruz Community Calendar
Good Times
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Taos hailed as spot for literary-inclined retirees, and as a “guy” ski resort
ABQ Journal
Sustainable co-housing senior community, Valverde Commons, was mentioned in the article as an attraction to retirees who are interested in Taos and love literature and the arts. Other towns in the USA Today article include: Hannibal, MO.; Oxford, Miss ...


Community Groundbreaking Brings Senior Cohousing Concept to Northern Calif.
Senior Housing News
... Cohousing Concept to Northern Calif. Elizabeth Ecker | January 23, 2014. The age old concept of co-housing is making waves in the senior housing sector through the groundbreaking of a Bay Area community in Oakland that will serve as the first of ...


Rainbow House: Silicon Valley twist on communal living
San Jose Mercury News
These new commune dwellers, mostly millennials born after 1980, may be less overtly political than their baby boomer predecessors, but they are equally passionate about their belief that cohousing offers a lifestyle that's environmentally friendly ...


Medicine Hat News

First Pecha Kucha night to introduce Hatters to unique, popular presentation style
Medicine Hat News
... Stella Sehn (Pure Sweet Honey), Reagan Weeks (Elm Street School principal), Jan Scott (Butterfly/Moth collector), Aaron Nelson (Medalta), Mei-Chen Lin (MHC International Department, Taiwan), Reid Erb (comic book artist), Donna Robinson (co-housing ...


Phoenix Commons Breaks Ground on Bay Area's First Senior Cohousing Project
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Bay Area's first senior cohousing community, Phoenix Commons, broke ground on its 41-unit project along the Oakland/Alameda Estuary during a ceremony that included future residents, cohousing advocates and Oakland city ...

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Phoenix Commons Breaks Ground on Bay Area's First Senior Cohousing Project
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Bay Area's first senior cohousing community, Phoenix Commons, broke ground on its 41-unit project along the Oakland/Alameda Estuary during a ceremony that included future residents, cohousing advocates and Oakland city ...

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Phoenix Commons Breaks Ground on Bay Area's First Senior Cohousing Project
Business Wire (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bay Area's first senior cohousing community, Phoenix Commons, broke ground on its 41-unit project along the Oakland/Alameda Estuary during a ceremony that included future residents, cohousing advocates and ...

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Co-working: Stream Collaborative Finds Strength in Numbers
ithaca.com
Whitham, one of the planners for the original stage of the EcoVillage, saw in the co-working model an analog to co-housing with its shared common spaces and resources. “We're separate businesses,” said Demarest of the Stream CoLab. “But by being close ...


'Framily' and Beyond
Boston.com (blog)
Our article on a unique cohousing venture in the January/February 2014 issue struck a chord with many of our readers. Working closely with three couples, all long-time friends who are at or near retirement, architect Rick Renner and his associate ...


The Sharing Economy
Dissident Voice
... to be enjoyed and fully participated in, but let's not pretend that car shares, clothes swaps, co-housing, shared vacation homes and so on are going to seriously address economic and climate chaos, unjust power dynamics or inequitable wealth ...


The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction To Its Political Evolution
CounterCurrents.org
... to be enjoyed and fully participated in, but let's not pretend that car shares, clothes swaps, co-housing, shared vacation homes and so on are going to seriously address economic and climate chaos, unjust power dynamics or inequitable wealth ...


Vancouver Courier

Developing Story: Vancouver's Brian Jackson has ambitious planning agenda ...
Vancouver Courier
One has been approved — a co-housing project on East 33rd Avenue and another, called Beulah Garden, is in the works, Jackson said. The project on East Fourth is for 57 units of affordable seniors housing. “They already have a seniors housing project ...


Developing Story: Vancouver's Brian Jackson has ambitious planning agenda ...
Vancouver Courier
One has been approved — a co-housing project on East 33rd Avenue and another, called Beulah Garden, is in the works, Jackson said. The project on East Fourth is for 57 units of affordable seniors housing. “They already have a seniors housing project ...


Co-housing plan shifts from Parksville to Qualicum Beach
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
"It was pretty funny as we started getting into it it turned out all my most dedicated people, doing the work for Parksville, were actually from Qualicum Beach," said Gary Morrison, president and founder of LiveWell Cohousing Developments. The ...

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Baltimore City Paper

The BIG 1-0
Baltimore City Paper
These people live in a co-housing unit, they chose to live together, still, they're just trying to stay friendly, trying not to be mad at the people who live around them, at their family members, at their friends, at their ex, at their friend's ex, and ...


Novel retirement destinations: Literary locales to love
Green Bay Press Gazette
Carolyn Schlam, 66, originally from New York City, moved here in 2010 to Valverde Commons, a sustainable co-housing neighborhood in Taos. It's a short walk to downtown, where she enjoys events at the Harwood Museum of Art. Readers attend book club ...

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Novel retirement destinations: Literary locales to love
The Journal News / Lohud.com
Carolyn Schlam, 66, originally from New York City, moved here in 2010 to Valverde Commons, a sustainable co-housing neighborhood in Taos. It's a short walk to downtown, where she enjoys events at the Harwood Museum of Art. Readers attend book club ...

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Novel retirement destinations: Literary locales to love
USA TODAY
Carolyn Schlam, 66, originally from New York City, moved here in 2010 to Valverde Commons, a sustainable co-housing neighborhood in Taos. It's a short walk to downtown, where she enjoys events at the Harwood Museum of Art. Readers attend book club ...

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Search is on for Lancaster's green homes
Green Building Press
The Lancaster District Green Open Homes event, run by Lancaster Cohousing and LESS, is calling on people who may have insulated their home, put solar panels on their roof, installed a smart meter or rain water harvesting, or even built their own eco ...


The shareable city: building a better legal foundation for urban sustainability
High Country News
In a sharing economy, projects emerge such as community gardens, co-housing, eco-villages, time banks, barter and local currencies, worker cooperatives, energy cooperatives. These enterprises blur the lines between community benefits and personal ...


2014-01-20T06:00:00Z Raised rightBy Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat-Herald ...
Albany Democrat Herald
The two began in July with just a handful of subscribers in their 34-unit cohousing community, CoHo Ecovillage. They also sold loaves at a farm stand just down the street from their unit. Interest quickly spread to Brownsville, where April is a member ...


London Housing Market
Regen.net
It feels like there is the political will to try a new round of experiments along the lines of those of the 1970's in co-housing, community land trusts and so on, particularly in boroughs like Hackney and Tower Hamlets. So political temperatures around ...


Younger generation influencing Heritage City housing trends
The Nelson Daily
Danish architect Jan Gudmand-Hoyer is the acknowledged founder of the cohousing movement and describes its benefits his famous 1964 essay, The Missing Link between Utopia and the Dated One-Family House. A co-housing community was established ...


Catherine Gardens project taking root
Vernon Morning Star
They included equity co-ops, shared ownership, leasehold, co-housing and, of course, life lease. The CMHC report included 13 case studies of life lease projects across Canada, and Mancer visited each one to talk to the managers, sponsors, residents and ...

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