Cohousing Development

“Cohousing” & HUD: A Love Story

by Ann Zabaldo 12 June 2014

Talk about moving a mountain … are “Cohousing” and HUD falling in love? Matchmaker and Cohousing Coach, Raines Cohen,  a Cohousing California regional organizer living at Berkeley Cohousing, dished out the ice cream and hot fudge Tuesday night.  The assembled were celebrating the end of a petition campaign to have HUD treat cohousing condominiums the […]

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Philadelphia, PA is Home to Wissahickon Village Cohousing

by Ann Zabaldo 14 September 2012

If all goes well,  in the sweet little neighborhood of Mt. Airy in northwest Philadelphia, lies the future of home of Wissahickon Village Cohousing.  The 10 households who make up the current membership want to build a 32 home green and sustainable community on a property owned by Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners,  a real […]

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The SHIFT is about to hit the fan. (Hurry. Time Limited.)

by Ann Zabaldo 7 August 2012

As if you needed yet another video supporting your belief that community and connectedness are the  two fundamental qualities of life for which people on the planet are yearning. Yet … here it is.  Tom Shadyac’s I Am. Perhaps you already know this documentary by Hollywood  director Shadyac .  Shadyac directed Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor  and […]

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Google+ Hangouts: Video Chats for those Long Distance Cohousing Developments

by Ann Zabaldo 31 July 2012

As is often the case in developing a cohousing community, many times there are households that do not live in the immediate area.  When Takoma Village here in Washington, DC  was in development we had households in Florida, North and South Carolina and … Germany.  Roberts Creek Cohousing in western Canada had households from all […]

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Mid Atlantic Cohousing Hosts 2012 Conference “Sequel” in Washington, DC

by Ann Zabaldo 12 July 2012

Cohousers of all stripes — those living in cohousing, building cohousing or just starting their cohousing journey — are gathering together on Sunday, July 22nd, 2-4 p.m. to hear reports on various workshops by those who attended the conference. This is an opportunity for those who could not attend this highly successful conference to get […]

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New Kids on the Block: Radio Interview with Richmond Cohousing!

by Ann Zabaldo 13 May 2012

  Richmond, Virginia will be the home of a new cohousing community.  Hear what this forming  group is planning for their socially and physically green and sustainable cohousing community. Interviews of Richmond Cohousing group co-founders Adele Maclean and Jana Hayes and Cohousing Collaborative principal Ann Zabaldo will be on air this Wednesday May 16 at […]

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Do Your Meetings S T I N K ? Bring Life to Meetings, Teamwork, Facilitation

by Ann Zabaldo 23 April 2012

Why is it that some meetings and group sessions bring life to your soul, while others leave you wishing you’d never stepped in the room?  What happens at the best ones, that makes them productive, fulfilling, and sometimes even magic?  More than 50 facilitators and others worked collaboratively to birth this expression of core wisdom […]

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“Cohousing” Gets a Bit More Mainstream… And a Lot More Expensive

by cohousingworks 22 April 2012

A recent article in the Guardian touts  Mountain View Cohousing Community as “an opportunity for a sustainable future”.  The community is located in Mountain View, California, near the home of Google.  Community members have been involved since the beginning, and the project is being built by Berry-Swenson-Builder with conceptual design work done by cohousing leaders, […]

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Presence, Awareness, Practice: Three Keys to Group Facilitation

by cohousingworks 27 March 2012

In case you are not subscribed to email newsletters from Eris Weaver, an expert in group facilitation, below is one I particularly liked on group facilitation for your reading pleasure!  I really appreciate her constant attention to the present, and think that is one of the most important aspects of leading others.  I also love […]

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American Society on Aging Conference Washington, DC March 28-April 1.

by Ann Zabaldo 21 March 2012

m4s0n501 Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new […]

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