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Download the "Getting the Work Done" slideshow from Kraus Fitch Architects, or view it below. Part 6 getting the work done expanded w coho us from cohous
Views since 5/2014: 5,415
From the first thought of really living in cohousing, an essential requirement is being able to depend on each other to share the work. It's a collaborative effort and requires all hands on deck. If you don't know how to do something, learn. Even if your group is can afford to hire a development...
Views since 5/2014: 187
Rob Sandelin, a member of Sharingwood Community for nearly 30 years, was a prolific poster to the cohousing-l email discussion group, and positively influenced the development and growth of communities throughout the U.S. with his wisdom. Although he passed away nearly 2 years ago, his words...
Views since 5/2014: 124
Register for the 500 Communities Program Basics Webinar on Feb. 21 at 10am PT. The 500 Communities Program is a year-long training for motivated professionals to acquire the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary for consulting to cohousing groups while expanding career options and...
Views since 5/2014: 1,302
Communities designing their common houses often ask about what they will need. What do people really use? What kind of storage is needed and what will go in it? Is an office necessary and for what? They don’t know about storage for 8 snow shovels or 6 different kinds of brooms and mops. When our...
Views since 5/2014: 1,494
Iowa City Cohousing, aka Prairie Hill, is a sponsor of the National Cohousing Conference. Learn more here: Join Iowa's first cohousing community--Prairie Hill, in Iowa City The members and prospective members of Prairie Hill Cohousing have been curious about how other cohousing communities get...
Views since 5/2014: 1,562
Bob and Claire Miller are providing ideas and considerations on community cooperation to “get the work done,” in maintaining and sustaining their Wolf Creek Lodge cohousing community. Cooperation and Fairness Here are some "frequently asked questions" by members of forming cohousing groups...
Views since 5/2014: 2,383
When lying awake last night reflecting on various decisions made in cohousing and in my neighborhood community, I explored some questions about what is open and transparent in a world where everyone belongs to several organizations and tries to involve and represent a larger community. What is...
Views since 5/2014: 2,889
Rather than teams focusing on support for aging in place, I think it would be better to have a team focused on (1) what all community members need and (2) extending our notions about the abilities of all individuals to support others. Just because people are aging doesn’t mean they have more needs...
Views since 5/2014: 2,952
Overwhelmingly, intentional communities can think up governance structures faster than they can staff them. It's a problem. In my experience, communities generally do a fair job of puzzling out a decent way to set up committees (or teams) to oversee the major aspects of living together—for...
Views since 5/2014: 4,934

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