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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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Cohousing … SPIN Farming and … Vets?

by cohousingworks 11 November 2011

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José Narosky This past Memorial Day I wrote about meeting and talking to Vets at the Amtrak station in Sanford, FL while I waited for the train that would bring me back to Washington, DC.  At the time, I ruminated about what a national holiday such as Memorial Day […]

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Swimming Against the Tide: Cohousing Making Waves in DC Area

by cohousingworks 21 August 2011

The recent posting about Pocket Neighborhoods and cohousing gives me an opportunity to introduce readers of this blog living in the DC metro area to Green DC Realty and its blog, green dc daily. Be sure to browse through its blog entries which includes a listing of the upcoming Solar Home Tours in the metro […]

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Cohousers Bike! May is National Bike Month

by cohousingworks 14 May 2011

May is national bike month… including Bike to Work Week (16-20th) and Bike to Work Day (May 20th).  Cohousers are perhaps some of the most bike friendly of all Americans.  As Ann said recently about her home Takoma Village,  “We have more need for bike storage than parking.” Read this nice article on National Bike […]

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Lessons for and Lessons From Cohousing: Other Model Communities

by cohousingworks 5 April 2011

Village Homes, Davis CA http://www.villagehomesdavis.org/ Throughout all of history, humans have been trying to create “Utopia”.  And more often than not, a big chunk of their vision of a perfect world involves a whole lot more community than they have experienced. As much as we’d like to think of cohousing as an incredible new (ish) […]

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When is your best score a ZERO…?

by cohousingworks 1 April 2011

A … ZERO? When you’re building a “Net Zero Energy” housing community — ZERO is the best score to have!  Net Zero Energy describes a building, home or an entire community that can produce as much onsite power and energy as it consumers over the course of a year. Two affordable Net Zero Energy communities […]

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