Cohousing in the News


Treehugger


The Lucky Penny: A small home in one tiny co-housing community (Video)
Treehugger
Whether it's a modernist gem or a gypsy-styled vardo, it's a delight to see tiny homes that deviate away from the "typical" tiny house floor plan and ditch the gable roof. Measuring 100.3 square feet, this is a ultra-tiny home, created and inhabited by ...



Cohousing: when seniors build their own community [Senior Circles]
Baltimore Sun
My classmate and her husband live in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and have joined a group that is forming a Senior Cohousing Community there. The group is now searching for an architect and partner-developer. They hope to start building next year and move in ...


OregonLive.com


Good Food Here cart pod closing at end of year to make way for senior ...
OregonLive.com
The building, described on the website as a "senior co-housing community," will offer the majority of its housing for people 55 and older with lots of common space, including a dining room that could seat 30-45 people for meals together, a yoga room.
Exclusive: Condo project to displace popular Belmont food cart lotPortland Business Journal (blog)

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Portland Business Journal (blog)


Exclusive: Condo project to displace popular Belmont food cart lot
Portland Business Journal (blog)
All of the current owners, who are referred to as "members," are retirees, and the project's web site describes it as "a senior co-housing community" for people 55 and older. Two of the units will likely be reserved for residents' guests. There will be ...



3 Ingenious Spring Products for Comfort and Energy Efficiency
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
Her experience includes work with small-scale solar energy installations and utility-scale wind farms. She earned an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School and she resides in Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Midcoast Maine ...



Union Corners with organic market, cohousing finally taking shape
Madison.com
“Neighbors and the community at large have been very anxious and patiently waiting to see something begin to happen at the site,” said Linda Lenzke, a founding member of Madison East Side Co-Housing, which is hoping to build owner-occupied housing ...


DailyFinance


Baby Boomers Creating Their Own Retirement Communities
DailyFinance
These resident-created retirement solutions, or intentional communities, are taking different forms, from shared homes to cohousing communities to "pocket neighborhoods" of people who choose to live in the same area and watch out for each other, which ...


Republican Journal


Maypole celebration at Ecovillage
Republican Journal
In the earliest days, these dances were done around a live tree. Later, the trees were cut down and stripped of most branches, leaving a few at the very top. The Belfast maypole was cut down seven years ago on the land at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.



Ravens' Roost Cohousing meet and greet with presentation
Alaska Dispatch News
Drop by to check out architectural renderings, a 3-D model of our site, photos from other cohousing neighborhoods, and floor plans. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Kids warmly welcome, activities provided. While RR greatly appreciate their use ...

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Site see, gather at architect's house
Alaska Dispatch News
Come view our construction site then stroll a block to the house of our architect and member, see web site for address. Meet future residents and see our architectural renderings, 3D site model, plans, and photos of other cohousing neighborhoods across ...

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Construction begins at first Anchorage co-housing community
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The first co-housing community in Anchorage broke ground Tuesday on 35 homes that share a kitchen, dining area, gym and community garden. KTVA reports (http://bit.ly/1DdVQEx) 23 families have committed to living in the 6.4-acre ...
Anchorage's first co-housing community breaks groundKTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather

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Anchorage's first co-housing community breaks ground
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather
Ravens' Roost Cohousing broke ground Tuesday at the site of its future neighborhood off Abbott Road and Lake Otis Parkway. “Really excited to finally reach this huge milestone,” said Terri Pauls, co-founder of Ravens' Roost Cohousing. Pauls says the ...
Construction begins at first Anchorage co-housing communityKFQD

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Passivhaus cohousing project and hydro scheme - open days
Green Building Press
Many things about the cohousing scheme are energy-efficient, not just the Passivhauses themselves... the electricity micro-grid means that the homes share all the renewable energy generated (currently from solar PV, soon to be joined by Halton Lune ...



Passivhaus cohousing project and hydro scheme - open days
Green Building Press
Many things about the cohousing scheme are energy-efficient, not just the Passivhauses themselves... the electricity micro-grid means that the homes share all the renewable energy generated (currently from solar PV, soon to be joined by Halton Lune ...


Property Observer


How co-housing could make homes cheaper and greener: Suzanne Benn ...
Property Observer
Co-housing differs from duplex or multi-unit housing in that more of the space is shared, enabling more efficient use of land. It is similar in principle to granny flat development but less restrictive, allowing for more varied and flexible household ...

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Sacramento Bee


After decade-long search for site, cohousing advocates set to build in Fair Oaks
Sacramento Bee
Then Maskall said, a friend with the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce informed her that the Fair Oaks property was for sale and neighbors saw a cohousing development, with owner-occupied homes, as a welcome alternative to a possible apartment complex, ...


Sacramento Bee


After decade-long search for site, cohousing advocates set to build in Fair Oaks
Sacramento Bee
Cohousing advocates whose development proposals were thwarted by community opposition in Orangevale and Folsom have finally found a home and a warm reception in Fair Oaks. The Sacramento County Planning Commission earlier this month ...


U.S. News & World Report


How Baby Boomers Are Creating Their Own Retirement Communities
U.S. News & World Report
Charles Durrett, an author and architect who designs cohousing communities, and his wife, Kathryn McCamant, who is also an architect, live in a multigenerational cohousing community of 34 households they developed in Nevada City, California, a town of ...


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


EcoVillage expert visits to discuss cohousing
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A local group aiming to create a cohousing community in Rochester by 2017 is hosting a talk on the collaborative housing movement by internationally recognized advocate Liz Walker. "She is one of our national treasures when it comes to cohousing," says ...

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The Conversation AU


How co-housing could make homes cheaper and greener
The Conversation AU
The Reserve Bank has suggested that “the answer… lies in more innovative and flexible use of the land that we have so that the marginal cost of adding more stock of dwellings is lower.” Co-housing – where a group of friends, extended family members or ...

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Residents hope to restore 'lost sense of community' with co-housing complicated
Standard Bulletin
REGINA – Co-housing is a expanding concept in Canada and now a group of community-minded residents are bringing it to Regina.When it opens in the fall of 2016, Prairie Spruce Commons will be our city's pretty very first co-housing unit, accommodating.

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Co-housing option for older Canberrans faces development obstacles
Sydney Morning Herald
That means co-housing with friends on a large block in our current neighbourhood rather than moving into an unfamiliar neighbourhood or making an early booking into a retirement complex. Co-housing may avert or at least postpone the health care option ...

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WA today


Co-housing option for older Canberrans faces development obstacles
WA today
That means co-housing with friends on a large block in our current neighbourhood rather than moving into an unfamiliar neighbourhood or making an early booking into a retirement complex. Co-housing may avert or at least postpone the health care option ...

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Co-housing option for older Canberrans faces development obstacles
Brisbane Times
That means co-housing with friends on a large block in our current neighbourhood rather than moving into an unfamiliar neighbourhood or making an early booking into a retirement complex. Co-housing may avert or at least postpone the health care option ...

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Cohousing, stessa "casa" per giovani e anziani: condividere è intergenerazionale
Il Fatto Quotidiano
Il cohousing, nato per condividere spese e spazi, inizia a svilupparsi in forme innovative in grado di avvicinare mondi fino a oggi troppo spesso lontani: quello degli anziani e quello dei giovani. E' proprio per valorizzare l'interazione tra queste ...

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