Getting It Built Workshop
Do you want to live in cohousing in Houston, TX? Cohousing Houston will be hosting a Getting It Built Workshop on November 18-19. This intensive two-day workshop will be led by Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, the architect team who brought cohousing to the U.S. and have designed, developed, or consulted on over 50 cohousing communities.
To attend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Getting It Built Workshop with Cohousing Houston
When: November 18-19, 2017
Where: Central Houston location (TBD)
Public Presentation with Katie McCamant & Chuck Durrett
When: November 17th, 7 – 9pm
Where: Asia Society Texas Center (1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX)
Suggested Donation: $10/person
For more information, visit Cohousing Houston’s website
California is the birthplace of U.S. Cohousing. In 1991, residents moved into Muir Commons in Davis – the first cohousing in North America. There are now over 160 communities across the U.S., with 32 in California. Take this opportunity to visit one near you, or plan a trip out of town! Learn about participating communities here.
Click the image below to view a 2-page downloadable PDF.
Katie was recently invited by the Institute for Creative Sustainability (a Berlin-based non-profit organization which has been active since 2003 to study and promote cultures of sustainable urban development) to make a statement for their new publication.
Their project, CoHousing Cultures (also the title of another book by the author, Michael LaFond) is publishing CoHousing Inclusive, to be printed in both English and German. They’ve invited 26 international cooperative and community-led housing experts and activists to publish a statement in the book. Katie’s contributory statement:
“In cohousing neighborhoods, we build relationships with our neighbors by working together on practical matters, whether that is a landscape workday or making dinner. As we work together, we build trust. Over time, we find our own edges softening, gaining greater empathy for each other, and this empathy accompanies us in the rest of our lives, opening our hearts to others. Living in community teaches us to listen more carefully to what others have to share. When our communities are truly successful, they give us energy and support to engage actively in the larger civil society to empathetically and respectfully address the challenges of the human condition.”
– Katie McCamant, CoHousing Solutions
Pre-order the book on Amazon here.
Get a copy of the the first book, CoHousing Cultures.