On Wednesday 12 September I boarded a plane to San Francisco (USA). I was on my way to Nevada City (California) to attend the 3 day kick-off retreat of the 500 Communities Program. Let the adventure begin!
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.
Imagine if you and your neighbours pulled your fences down. What would it look like? How would it feel? How would it impact you, how you live in your home, how you use the garden and how you interact with your neighbours? How might it change your community?
The Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS conducted a 12-month research project into cohousing for seniors, examining the opportunities presented by cohousing for seniors in NSW, the existing barriers to uptake, and ideas for overcoming these barriers.
The project at Lowry St in Shelly passed a major hurdle recently: DA approval for the front dwelling! Anita, the land owner, is excited about progressing to the next steps focussing on getting construction underway, obviously sooner rather than later. We’re currently getting quotes from builders and looking at proceeding with survey strata process, creating opportunity for two parties to purchase land & house package in this very desirable location, and be part of this exciting project and little community.