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In October 2011 in this part of Massachusetts, we had an unusual snowfall. Leaves were still on the trees, but big, fat flakes of wet snow fell from the sky. As the snow kept coming down, there was an increasing chance that snow-laden tree branches might fall on power lines and cause an outage. Now...
Views since 5/2014: 101
For any forming cohousing community, finding a building site is a big event. Skagit Cohousing is especially blessed to find land nurtured for the past 30 years by Ann and Bill Testerman. After raising their children (and many animals) on their 4 plus acres, Ann and Bill decided that in their...
Views since 5/2014: 381
Great article on cohousing's benefits from a long-time resident, published in Business Insider last week. "At our condo complex, we live a completely different lifestyle. It's common for neighbors to bring dinner to a table on the patio and eat together. We often pop into each other's homes to...
Views since 5/2014: 529
We are better together in cohousing… It seems every day I experience a moment when I’m reminded of how cohousing offers us a way to live better lives, especially during these times when our world can seem so divisive. A few months ago, my cohousing moment involved a white board. I call it...
Views since 5/2014: 457
DON’t GIVE UP THE DREAM - IT JUST MIGHT PAY OFF The seed of cohousing along the Willamette River in Eugene was planted in 2011. Oakleigh Meadow, LLC incorporated in 2012 . With design...
Views since 5/2014: 400
Add your own reasons to this list at this April's Regional Cohousing Conference! 10. Get ideas for your community. Whether you are a brand new community or you’ve been living together for decades, there is more to learn about how to thrive in community. At Conferences you will meet people who...
Views since 5/2014: 1,503
Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving - there are so many reasons to be thankful for community, every day! (Re-post from Coho Now #108. Not on the list? Sign-up here.). Day 1 Today I am thankful for my neighbor for letting me borrow her car Day 2 Today I am thankful for my neighbor who...
Views since 5/2014: 1,805
The six degrees of separation theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains." Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a...
Views since 5/2014: 1,700
We evolved to thrive as social-able creatures, back when tribal cultures thrived or failed based on collective action. The experience of loneliness is plaguing greater populations than ever today, from millennials out on their own for the first time to high-rise big-city dwellers to empty-nesters...
Views since 5/2014: 1,410
A recent article on aging investigates cohousing's potential to address the loneliness dilemma many older adults encounter when faced with the prospect of aging in place, isolated. "What if your housing choices in later life could mitigate that isolation? What if loneliness were to be replaced with...
Views since 5/2014: 2,870

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