Living in community can be a better housing choice. Among the benefits frequently mentioned are that it is healthier because it combats loneliness, and that it provides an opportunity to share resources. Cohousing is a successful model for sustainable community building & living. But what is it?
I’ve been accepted as 1 out of 12 to attend the 500 Communities program in Nevada City, USA. This is a training program facilitated by expert cohousing consultant Katie McCamant from CoHousing Solutions (USA). I’ve also incredibly grateful to have been offered a part scholarship to help me get over there, I need it! This is great recognition of my work & will provide a unique opportunity for me to connect with & learn from those that lead the way around the world in cohousing.
On Saturday 15 July a large group of people gathered in the Darlington Hall to listen to and discuss co-operative housing in the Perth Hills. We are experiencing growing interest in more community oriented, sustainable and affordable housing, also in this area. With two to three opportunities in Greenmount it was a good time to get together and gauge interest in concrete sites and projects. The response was overwhelming, nearly 90 people rsvp-ed and 50-60 came along on a cold, rainy winters day.