Cohousing in the News


The FINANCIAL


Simplify setting up cohousing communities say housing experts
The FINANCIAL
Cohousing communities provide a neighbourly, supportive lifestyle. The people who live in them share facilities and often eat together while retaining private dwellings. There is a niche market for this style of housing in the UK but interest is ...


LocalGov


Councils should make it 'simpler' to establish cohousing communities, report says
LocalGov
The report, authored by researchers working with the UK Cohousing Network, explained that cohousing could be more widely adopted if it were easier for groups to get planning, financial and development support. People living in cohousing communities ...


Cascadia Weekly


Turning eco-dreams into reality
Cascadia Weekly
According to organizers, the eight custom-designed abodes that are a part of the cohousing collective on Bellingham's Mill Street were built with a focus on sustainability. This means many of the green design features found throughout the other seven ...


MyNorthwest.com


In Bothell, Songaia's intentional co-housing is like a commune that actually works
MyNorthwest.com
That sort of safe, wholesome, connected community is what a handful of folks had in mind when they created Bothell's Songaia Cohousing Community in 1990. Just minutes from I-405 down a long driveway from the main road, is a sort of utopia — where ...


whatcomtalk.com


Sustainable Connections Gives Rare Glimpse into Cohousing Community
whatcomtalk.com
Cohousing in the United States is still a relatively rare way to live. According to the Cohousing Association of the United States, there are only 162 communities across the entirety of our nation, and each cohousing community is as unique and varied ...


Mother Earth News


Senior Cohousing Provides Community Assistance with Living
Mother Earth News
In The Senior Cohousing Handbook, Charles Durrett not only gives an enlightening overview of cohousing as a whole, but encourages seniors and families to consider this approach to aging with their independence intact. Cohousing is a way of cost ...


Deutschlandfunk


Berliner Cohousing-Projekt - Das Miteinander stärken - nicht nebeneinander her ...
Deutschlandfunk
Knapp die Hälfte der Berliner sind Single. Aber nicht alle Alleinstehenden möchten alleine wohnen, genauso wie nicht alle kinderlosen Paare ohne Kinder leben möchten. In einem Cohousing-Projekt finden diese und andere Lebensmodelle ihren Platz, wie ...


Carmichael Times


Charles Durrett and the Co-Housing Connection
Carmichael Times
A co-housing project blends the best aspects of a village, a suburb, a commune, and a hometown, while ingeniously doing away with some of most undesirable traits of all of these. --Photo courtesy of Charles Durrett. Imagine a community where close ...



Solar Panels A Possible Peril For Firefighters
The Vermont Standard
“Our first experience with a solar installation was the barn at Cobb Hill Cohousing,” Chief Sanders said. “It's basically a shell without a lot of partitions or insulation inside, so we found out where the disconnect was and just decided to stay away ...


Otago Daily Times


Co-housing group signs contract
Otago Daily Times
A Dunedin co-housing project that aims to build energy-efficient, sustainable housing on the former High Street School site has taken another step forward after the signing of a building contract. Urban Cohousing Otepoti Ltd, which bought the school in ...


Philly.com


Cohousing gaining popularity among seniors
Philly.com
Senior cohousing is similar to standard cohousing, "an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space," except that is designed by and for seniors to assist them in living independently for as long as possible, according to the ...


RTBF


Le cohousing, un nouveau concept d'habitation s'installe à Bruxelles
RTBF
Avoir son chez-soi tout en profitant de la convivialité de la colocation, voilà en quelque sorte le concept du cohousing, les logements partagés. C'est précisément un projet de ce type qui est actuellement en construction à Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, au 204 ...

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Discussion Sunday for first local senior cohousing initiative
YourArlington.com
Belmont residents Victoria Thatcher and her husband, Mayhew Seavey, have joined recently with friends from Arlington and Cambridge to spearhead the first senior cohousing neighborhood in New England. Their new group, the Middlesex Senior Cohousing ...



Il cohousing vive a Vimercate: inaugurata la Corte dei Girasoli
Il Cittadino di Monza e Brianza
La Corte dei Girasoli è realtà. Il cohousing di via Fiume a Vimercate, primo su scala nazionale a essere realizzato su un'area comunale destinata a questo scopo, è stato ultimato e presentato aprendolo al quartiere: 14 famiglie, alloggi privati, spazi ...



Longmont's Bohn Farm Cohousing Community plans move forward
Longmont Times-Call
The property for the Bohn Farm Cohousing Community was annexed into Longmont, with the concept plan approved and the property rezoned Tuesday. The cohousing community would be 46 units - including six live-work units - on roughly 5.86 acres on the ...


Roanoke Times


Community meeting set for unique cohousing proposal in Roanoke
Roanoke Times
A retired electrical engineer has designs on building the Roanoke area's first senior “cohousing” development on the site of the former Countryside Golf Course. Paul Wyar has proposed to buy 6 acres of the site near the former driving range for $35,000 ...

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BusinessDen


Development at former convent lists 'co-housing' condos
BusinessDen
For her next condo project, a long-time developer is betting homeowners will be attracted to a renovated North Denver convent where they can volunteer with their neighbors and help make community decisions. Susan Powers, president at Urban Ventures, ...



Belmont residents spearhead senior co-housing neighborhood
Wicked Local
Belmont residents Victoria Thatcher and her husband, Mayhew Seavey, have joined friends from Arlington and Cambridge to spearhead the first senior co-housing neighborhood in New England. “The seed for this initiative was planted two years ago,” said ...


Frederick News Post (subscription)


Co-housing: Liberty Village seeking new neighbors
Frederick News Post (subscription)
In co-housing community Liberty Village, families live in duplexes and share a common area, garden space and chicken eggs. Ann Andrex, a resident of the village, has become its unofficial spokeswoman. She moved into Liberty Village in 2004. “The houses ...


RadioWest


Conference Explores Co-Housing Possibilities for Seniors
RadioWest
It's the first gathering of its kind in the country focused on the idea of co-housing for seniors. A bell rings for a mid-day potluck at Wasatch Commons in Glendale. People are emerging from their houses with bowls of salad, fruit, and savory pastries ...


CBC.ca


Senior co-housing a possibility for Island living
CBC.ca
The P.E.I. Senior Cohousing Working Group will be holding a conference on the concept of co-housing Tuesday. Co-chairs Sheila Bacon and Al James first heard a CBC radio interview about senior co-housing and turned that into a serious exploration of the ...



Nevada City Arts Cohousing project might come back in the future
The Union of Grass Valley
The developer of a proposed planned neighborhood for artists and art-lovers in Nevada City said the high price of the property and the narrow group of homeowners that the project targets have all contributed to its untimely suspension. “The arts ...



Nevada City Arts Cohousing project might come back in the future
The Union of Grass Valley
The developer of a proposed planned neighborhood for artists and art-lovers in Nevada City said the high price of the property and the narrow group of homeowners that the project targets have all contributed to its untimely suspension. “The arts ...



Workshop canceled due to lack of interest for potential arts cohousing project in Nevada City
The Union of Grass Valley
Organizers of a potential multi-unit cohousing project on 400 Gracie Road in Nevada City have called it off altogether due to a lack of interest from the community. “The site was too expensive, and the cost of building it was too expensive,” said ...


Capitol Hill Times


Capitol Hill cohousing residents show off new digs
Capitol Hill Times
Michael Mariano gave people curious about cohousing a sneak peek at the last home he plans on ever living in during National Cohousing Open House day on Saturday in Capitol Hill, joined by a few of his future and hopefully lifelong neighbors.

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