Courtney Martin started her talk at the Cohousing Conference in Portland Oregon in 2019 by reading a children’s book titled ‘Extra Yarn’ by Mac Barnett. I wasn’t sure whether I was ‘up for it’, but her talk made a lasting impression and comes highly recommended to everyone curious about the ‘magic of cohousing’. Continue Reading…
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.
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.