Cohousing in the News


Heather Place rezoning: City Council approves new family rental housing complex
The Vancouver Observer
... does not equal "affordable housing", so the net gain may not be quite as great as the Mayor's office claims. Other affordable-housing moves by the City include approving more laneway housing, as well as signing off on Vancouver's first co-housing ...

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Opinion: Who are you calling old?
24dash (press release)
What potential is there for co-housing communities with greater involvement? What about inter-generational models with mixed tenure? Shaping a brighter future for our older people is a significant challenge, one that must surely be based around helping ...


The Guardian

Top 10 eco homes: your favourite is …
The Guardian
The other runner-up, with precisely the same number of votes, was Lilac co-housing project in Leeds – it has re-drawn all the rules and come up with a radical new model in the form of a mutual home ownership scheme and a new way of owning a stake in ...


Ann Arbor area co-housing communities growing in recession's wake
MLive.com
The Sunward, Great Oak and Touchstone co-housing communities in Scio Township are part of an international movement that started in Denmark and has been catching on across the United States. “It's bringing back the old neighborhoods,” Touchstone ...


Casa - Guidone.it

"Cohousing": l'Italia scopre la coabitazione a risparmio
Casa - Guidone.it
Il “cohousing” in Italia è ancora poco conosciuto e ancor meno praticato. Strano a dirsi se si pensa che proprio nelle montagne del Nord e in Pianura Padana le antiche cascine erano un esempio ben chiaro di coabitazione d'altri tempi. Dove è finita ...


As rationing begins, no direct offset for growth
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Even development projects like the green-minded Walnut Commons co-housing in downtown Santa Cruz are not required by the city to directly offset their new water use by performing retrofits offsite, like builders do in the Soquel Creek Water District.


The Independent

How to build a house...with 20 friends: Families across the country are ...
The Independent
There are now 14 built co-housing projects in Britain, with more than 40 groups also working up plans, according to the UK Cohousing Network, a support organisation which shares knowledge between groups such as this. Mostly, these are outside the ...


Local Happenings
Alameda Sun
1 p.m. “Senior Co-Housing”: A discussion of the trend of senior co-housing. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Pre-registration required: 747-7506). • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fundraiser: Final charity night presented by the Alameda ...

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Team buoyed by response to Paterson Park forums
Delta-Optimist
It envisions an inclusive community that includes many facets: a mix of owned and rental units, seniors housing, assisted living and full residential care, adult and child day care, as well as co-housing units and a designated residential dementia care ...


Residents put forward ideas of community housing in Oxford
Oxford Mail
A GROUP of Oxfordshire residents has taken a step towards building the county's first community housing development. Oxford Cohousing worked with agency Transition by Design to create an artist's impression of how the site will look and claims it could ...


Herald Series

Residents put forward ideas of community housing in Oxford
Herald Series
A GROUP of Oxfordshire residents has taken a step towards building the county's first community housing development. Oxford Cohousing worked with agency Transition by Design to create an artist's impression of how the site will look and claims it could ...

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The Oxford Times

Residents put forward ideas of community housing in Oxford
The Oxford Times
A GROUP of Oxfordshire residents has taken a step towards building the county's first community housing development. Oxford Cohousing worked with agency Transition by Design to create an artist's impression of how the site will look and claims it could ...

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From Canada to Katmandu
Vermont Public Radio
in the common dining room of the Burlington Cohousing East Village community on Sat. May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Folks interested in attending could make a reservation by calling (802-399-2459). Jazz great Bucky Pizzareli will be in Haverhill, New Hampshire ...


Oceanside Events
Oceanside Star
Garden advice and more. Admission free. Info: 752-3694. Cohousing: Is it for you? Meet & greet info session, 2-4 p.m., Quality Foods Upstairs. All welcome. Eaglecrest Garden Club's annual Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, 531 Yambury Rd., Qualicum Beach.

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Il Sole 24 Ore

I nuovi progetti di cohousing passano attraverso la Rete
Il Sole 24 Ore
«Non esiste un modello predefinito di cohousing, perché sono diversi i fattori in gioco: i desideri dei cohouser, la collocazione del complesso in un contesto rurale o urbano, la tipologia di intervento edilizio: nuova costruzione o ristrutturazione ...


Santa Barbara Edhat

Chemtrails in San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Edhat
Eco-communities were fringe and now more and more people are aware of them and actually we have in this county two cohousing communities that have emerged decades ago and are doing quite well. Permaculture was at one time fringe and now very ...

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How Elders Are Building New Communities
Forbes
And she looks at co-housing, where people move to an apartment building or development with the intention to share such services. Beth also explores some for-profit alternatives, such as Full Circle in coastal Maine. For a monthly fee, the firm ...


How Elders Are Building New Communities
Forbes
And she looks at co-housing, where people move to an apartment building or development with the intention to share such services. Beth also explores some for-profit alternatives, such as Full Circle in coastal Maine. For a monthly fee, the firm ...

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Feel Good News: 5 reasons to feel good this week
The Elkhart Truth
Bob and Carolyn Zook are creating a senior co-housing project in Goshen, the first of its kind in Elkhart County. The project will provide a housing option for the elderly who can no longer live by themselves but do not require the level of care of a ...


Developing Story: Vancouver's first cohousing project waits for final permits
Vancouver Courier
The process was held up due to the cohousing covenant that will be placed on the title. The covenant creates requirements for the owners and residents to function as a cohousing community such as maintaining common space at a percentage approved by ...


Planning Boulder's Future
The Daily Camera
micro-units in multifamily developments, accessory units on existing lots, and boarding houses and cohousing all have some capacity for addressing in-commuter and workforce housing needs. Transit improvement is attainable with the new Bus Rapid Transit ...

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Prescott Daily Courier

Earth Day: Coming of Age - Vision of co-housing community becomes reality
Prescott Daily Courier
For those of you who are not familiar with the term "co-housing," suffice it to say that it is a community that is created by the people who live there. How the community manifests itself is entirely dependent upon the individuals who "show up" to ...


Re-creating family and neighborhood
Chapel Hill News
He has done this through highlighting other's findings and his own experiences: first as a “back-to-the-land” believer in the 1970s and '80s, then as a co-housing convert in the 1990s through today where from his co-housing residence in Golden ...


Building a dream
The Stokes News
“It would be open for the community to do art shows and to have pot lucks,” said Vivian, adding that the existing house would also be used for a weekly common meal for the residents, a common feature of co-housing communities. “If folks had guests ...


PG&E and East Bay cities at standoff over plan to chop down thousands of trees
San Jose Mercury News
A majestic Siberian elm towers over the entrance to the Pleasant Hill Cohousing community tucked at the end of Lisa Lane. The elm is one tree among a dense swath of mature oaks, redwoods, walnuts and shrubs separating the 32-unit development from the ...

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