May 2011

Memorial Day: Honoring the Fallen Through Community

by cohousingworks 30 May 2011

Today is Memorial Day — the day we set aside to honor the many men and women who died in one of the armed conflicts we’ve found ourselves in since WWI. I’m sitting across the aisle from an Air Force vet in the AMTRAK station in Sanford, FL talking with him, thinking about how we […]

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Karavans: Supporting Sustainable Start-Ups

by cohousingworks 27 May 2011

I accidentally stumbled upon this website:  www.karavans.com, which appears to be a company that supports start-up companies who work towards the goal of:  “Moving Toward a New World of Self-Sufficiency, Sustainability, and Genuine Community” I found a story on cohousing on their site, but quickly found a wealth of other interesting information.  Their article on […]

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We Encourage Children to Share, What is Stopping Organizations?

by cohousingworks 24 May 2011

I keep thinking that one of the things I love about cohousing, is how much easier something as simple but profound as sharing is when you have built up trust with the people that live around you. Any good sharing examples out there? Read on… Sustainable Business Forum http://ow.ly/51KAx – Jack Wilbern, Cohousing Collaborative

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Cohousing Unit Available in Oregon

by cohousingworks 24 May 2011

Stumble onto this Mid-Atlantic based cohousing blog by accident?  That’s OK, we hide our specificities on purpose most of the time!  But should you happen to be looking for a cohousing unit in Portland, Oregon, this could be your future home! 3 Bed, 2 Bath Condominium available in Columbia Ecovillage in Portland, Oregon, listed at […]

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Farmers Markets in the Mid-Atlantic Region

by cohousingworks 23 May 2011

Since it is clearly Spring now, it is once again farmers market season.  Many of us have our one or two favorites, but exploring new farmers markets can make for a great day trip! Here is an area list of farmers markets I composed from this recent online forum and some google searches  (Just double check […]

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Guest Post: Portland Cohousing Tour

by cohousingworks 21 May 2011

This post was sent to me by Kaitlin Smith: Portland is Focus of National Cohousing Tour on June 4 Four Portland Cohousing Communities will be Featured on All-Day Tour Environmental, economic and social sustainability will be featured on an all-day tour of Portland cohousing communities on Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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Who’s Writing All These Posts, Anyway?

by cohousingworks 20 May 2011

So I suppose I might as well introduce myself, more than half a year into writing and editing for this blog! For those of you who don’t know, my name is Rebecca Disbrow, and I am a recent college graduate with an interest in community housing.  As an undergraduate I lived in a student co-operative […]

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Potty Training: Design Your Cohousing Bathroom! FREE webinar from AARP

by cohousingworks 19 May 2011

Whether you’re just starting the design process with your cohousing group or you want to renovate your bathroom here is a FREE webinar  organized by AARP, Tuesday, May 24, 2011,  2-3 p.m. EDST. From the AARP announcement: It’s arguably the most utilitarian room in the house, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be stylish. […]

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EcoVillage to Come to Belfast, Maine

by cohousingworks 18 May 2011

Here is a short press release (with a video clip) about the progress and soon to be realized cohousing community in Belfast, Maine. http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/158969/2/People-in-Belfast-plan-a-co-housing-community

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2 Sides to Every Story… Particularly in Cohousing (National Conference and Picket Lines)

by cohousingworks 18 May 2011

m4s0n501 About a week ago, I posted an article about the labor union picket lines at the Sheraton Crystal Hotel where this years conference will be held.  I provided a link to the statement made by the labor union to the conference attendees.  I also want to make sure you consider the viewpoint of the […]

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