Join Gorge Cohousing the weekend of October 21st-23rd for a rich cohousing experience.
Free Cohousing Presentation on Friday the 21st, given by Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions and Chuck Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects. The Getting-It-Built Workshop on Saturday the 22nd & Sunday the 23rd requires pre-registration.
Visit www.gorgecohousing.com for more info on both events.
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Mission Peak Cohousing in Fremont, CA is sponsoring a Getting-It-Built Workshop with CoHousing Solutions’ Katie McCamant and McCamant & Durrett Architect’s Chuck Durrett. This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around often, a Bay Area GIB. Don’t miss out!
REGISTERING: Mission Peak Cohousing is welcoming anyone to register for the Workshop. Secure your spot – the early-bird discount is fast approaching!
Send your $350, postmarked by March 22, 2016 to receive the discount.
March 22-31: $400 for the two-day workshop.
Make check payable to Mission Peak Cohousing.
Mail with your contact information to:
35366 Ronda Ct.
Fremont, CA 94536
BONUS: Attend a Friday Cohousing Presentation as a Workshop kick-off: VIEW FLYER.
Why I Love Cohousing — 10/24/15 Harvest Festival
One of the things I love about living in cohousing is how each community develops its own rituals and traditions. At Nevada City Cohousing, one of our traditions is our October Harvest Festival. We start with a workday in the morning, sprucing up the landscape and the common house (some deep cleaning). Then we take a siesta, followed by an afternoon of arts and crafts on the common house terrace. Over the years, I’ve become the specialist on grapevine wreath making, with wreaths made from the grapevine covering my front porch, decorated as you like with lavender, rosemary, seedpods and other plants from our landscape. Many people now bring last year’s wreath for a yearly update. Then we have a very competitive chili cook-off (vote for your favorite veggie chili, meat chili, cornbread and dessert). The day is topped off with square dancing in the common house and a fire pit on the patio. It’s a great multigenerational mix up with a little something for everyone. In recent years, the original organizers felt they were too busy to take it on, but the community rallied and new people showed up. After you’ve done something like this a few years, it really takes very little organizing if everyone pitches in on bits and pieces. One of this year’s memorable moments was the trio of little girls delivering fresh baked cookies to the workers…who could resist them, or their cookies…
What’s new on the cohousing front in the North Bay area? Already home to FrogSong Cohousing, a thriving community over ten years in the making, a vision for a new network of cohousing projects has emerged. North Bay Cohousing at Cotati has a .85-acre site under contract on Cotati’s downtown edge, and will use this presentation to gauge project interest.
Those interested in learning more about North Bay Cohousing at Cotati’s vision and connecting with the founder, John Caye, are invited to attend an upcoming presentation
Bringing Cohousing to the North Bay
WHAT: Presentation on opportunities available to make new cohousing projects a reality in the North Bay (with Q&A to follow)
WHO: Sponsored by North Bay Cohousing, in collaboration with CoHousing Solutions
WHEN: Sunday, September 13th from 3-5pm
WHERE: Hamilton Community Center (503 B. South Palm Dr in Novato, CA)
RSVP: Please contact John Caye at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-827-2073
View the presentation flyer here for additional info. Hope to see you there!
Want to learn more, but can’t make it to this presentation?
Click here to sign up for North Bay Cohousing’s email list.
09/13/2015 03:00 PM
09/13/2015 5:00 PM
Bringing Cohousing to the North Bay Presentation
Presentation on the opportunities available to make new cohousing projects a reality in the North Bay (with Q&A to follow)
Hamilton Community Center (503 B. South Palm Dr in Novato, CA)
Join Chuck Durrett, award-winning architect and author of The Senior Cohousing Handbook, in a lively 4-hour workshop.
Participants are asked to read The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living (Review Chapter 7, which describes the Study Group 1 Workshop).
Jenny of CoHousing Solutions, re-posted from cohousing.org
WOW. I’d wager it’s not just me feeling giddy after the Cohousing Conference. It’s even hard to choose a standout moment.
As a pre-Conference volunteer, I had a chance to see some of those gears cranking in the months leading up to May, and really, just got a small taste of the enormous amount of organizing, passion and many, many, many hands involved.
This convergence was the product of so much thoughtful planning (the trick of course is making it look so seamless and easy!) So, THANK YOU to all the incredible Conference sponsors and volunteers, most especially U.S. Cohousing, with Alice at the helm. I know I walked away with a deeper appreciation for the movement and a myriad of both time-tested and new ideas to spark successful communities. It was an honor to witness that in action.
For a reminder of all the organizations/businesses/communities involved, here’s the slideshow I created for the Friday Night Keynote dinner:
Anyone interested in the social media buzz about the Conference: take a look at the photos and discussion on the Twitter page.
And one last plug: If you haven’t filled out the Conference survey yet, help shape the 2017 Conference by doing so here.
So, what’s up next on the 500 Communities horizon?
It’s June, and that means Application month! The deadline for submitting yours to be considered for the First Year Intensive of 500 Communities is June 30th. We’ve already received an influx of resumes from Conference-goers and are pleased to see the geography of applicants continue to grow.
Email your resume to Jenny, and you’ll receive a Program application promptly.
What’s the Application like?
The Application is paragraph style, with a dozen questions intended to give us insight into what skills, background and motivations you bring along with you to the Program. In addition, we’ll ask for a few references who’re familiar with your skills, teamwork and leadership style. We’d expect is shouldn’t take more than an hour or so to complete.
Explore the rest of our 500 Communities website pages to learn more about the Program. Sign up for our Program-specific mailing list here. We look forward to receiving your application!