Cohousing in the News

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)
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 ...
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 ...

Forest Grove City Council establishes sustainability commission, accepts ...
The applicants, Bradford and Linda Taylor, hope to develop Forest Grove's first co-housing community on a 5.6-acre parcel of land. - The Council authorized a labor agreement between the City of Forest Grove and Forest Grove Paid Firefighter's Association.

Listen Live Maine Public Radio
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 ...

Washington Co. housing prices still strong
Washington Observer Reporter
Washington Co. housing prices still strong. Published Oct 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm (Updated Oct 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm). Bookmark and Share. Make text smaller Make text larger. Housing prices in Washington County remain among the highest in the region, ...

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Co-housing community plans go before Forest Grove City Council
A Forest Grove couple's plans to build a co-housing community took a step forward on Monday, Oct. 14 when the Forest Grove City Council held a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance to annex their tract of property into the city limits. On ...

Carnival marks Southside Park Cohousing's 20th anniversary
Sacramento Bee
On Sunday, Elhai was helping to guide a tour of the Southside Park Cohousing Community, which celebrated its 20th anniversary with a carnival. Kids were running freely among the various lawns shared by 25 homes clustered around a common house, ...

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Parksville housing project said to be a townhouse strata with 'spirit'
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
"Over a dozen households have signed up for the next stage of the cohousing planning process," Gary Morrison, president and founder of LiveWell Cohousing Developments, said after the Sept. 22 Parksville launch. The roughly 60 people who attended the ...

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The Tribune News

Hear it for Cohousing
The Tribune News
A public hearing was held on Oct. 2 regarding an application for a planned unit development and Willamette Greenway permit for a proposed 28-unit cohousing development on Oakleigh Lane off River Road as presented in this site plan. By Vera Westbrook

Het Nieuwsblad

Kandidaten gezocht voor cohousing
Het Nieuwsblad
SCHELDEWINDEKE - Vanavond wordt de kick-off gegeven van een nieuw co-housingproject. De firma Cohousingprojects zoekt kandidaten voor de 18 nieuwbouwhuizen die tegen 2015 in de Boterbloemstraat zullen verrijzen. De bewoners bepalen ...

Plans for seniors' cohousing in the making at Yarrow Ecovillage
Chilliwack Progress
He and his wife Suzanne now live in Groundswell co-housing at the Ecovillage, and were one of the founding members. As busy retirees, they're also part of a group that's been looking at the potential for housing, health, fitness, and general wellness ...

Why Switzerland Has Some Of The Happiest, Healthiest Citizens In The World
Huffington Post
... healthy, socially rich lifestyle, while minimizing ecological impact." It currently has two 30-home co-housing neighborhoods, named "Frog" and "Song," with plans to build a third (the forthcoming "Tree"), as well as community gardens and organic farms.

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Otago Daily Times

Co-housing plan for school site
Otago Daily Times
Members of the Urban Cohousing Otepoti group inspect the site of their proposed development at the former High Street School. At the front is Tim Ross, followed by Susan Jack, Kaleb Jack and Kristin Jack. At the back of the group, Sue Taylor talks with ...

The Bakken magazine

Ft. Berthold oilfield Services Co, housing provider partner
The Bakken magazine
Trustland Oilfield Services, a trucking company and roustabout service, is now a distributor for Enerstar Rentals and Services, a provider of workforce housing solutions. With the New Town, North Dakota-based Trustland and Enerstar's service center in ...

London Calling: How to Solve the Housing Crisis
A Co-Housing project could not be more different from Kurokawa's vision. This is not about the individual. Instead it is about the group. Residents own their home but share facilities and activities such as childcare and gardening. And, because space ...

Arts & Entertainment calendar: Oct. 3 through Oct. 9
The Recorder
7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. First come, first served. Multicultural vocal duo that performs everything from gospel to jazz, folk and blues; a collection of music reflecting the times and their lives ...

Tompkins County Legislature Authorizes Sale of Biggs Property
The project is part of the County's Climate Showcase Communities program, which received grant support from the federal Environmental Protection Agency two years ago, to adapt and apply the climate friendly co-housing concepts of Ithaca's EcoVillage to ...