Open House at Wolf Creek Lodge, CA, 2nd Saturday of the Month 1-3 pm

Pro-active adults are creating their own caring and supportive cohousing neighborhood in Grass Valley, CA.

Come visit the Lodge for an Open House, tour the few remaining homes that are for sale, attend a pot luck and visit with the residents.

For more information and to register, please email info@wolfcreeklodge.org or call and leave a message at 800-558-3775.

Solar Readiness ~ Wolf Creek Lodge earns ‘Project of the Quarter’ for – “Energy News & Tech Tips”

California Multi-Family New Homes has named Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley the Project of the Quarter for their “solar readiness” program. The project has incorporated passive solar heating, passive cooling, low electricity use, hydronic heating, low water use fixutres, dual flush toilets, and advanced framing using 25% to 40% less lumber than would normally be used. Go to Wolf Creek Lodge to learn more about this amazing community for active adults. See www.cmfnh.com for more information on California Multi-Family New Homes.

Getting It Built Workshop

Getting it Built workshop with Katie McCamant & Chuck Durrett – Nelson, BC October 28, 2011

“Thank you cohousing Gurus – You have given me the information and confidence I need to see this through.”

— Matt

“Thank you so much for your help to clarify and structure our group. You’ve provided reassurance and direction for us. Here’s to a succcessful community.”

— Sarah

“This has been an amazing weekend – a huge leap forward for our cohousing. I am very grateful to you!”

— Candace

“Thank you so much for your inspiration and structure that will help us immensely!”

— Kim

“Shared Meals and Lives” New York Times

Faced with the usual options for senior housing and elder care, some older adults are inventing their own grassroots versions – do-it-yourself senior living that’s friendlier, more autonomous and less expensive.

Read the article in the New York Times.

“Creating a Tight-Knit Community” – The Union

Being part of a co-housing project is demanding under the best of circumstances.

Would-be residents aren’t just buying a home — they meet regularly and at length, working out the details of their community, and become well- acquainted neighbors in the process.

But for the prospective residents of Wolf Creek Lodge, a 30-unit senior co-housing project under construction on Freeman Lane, the downturn in the economy meant being stranded without financing for the last two years.

“The project was agreed to by the banks, but at the last minute they pulled the funding,” said prospective resident Dick Shannon.

“We didn’t think it would take two years, we always thought it would be next month,” said another member, Jacque Bromm.

Funding finally came through this fall, which Co-housing Partners President Kathryn McCamant attributed to the members’ dedication.

Read the article at The Union.