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Raising Troubled Children in Cohousing

Posted on November 19, 2019 by

When the antisocial behavior of adopted boys at Takoma Village Cohousing begins to impact the larger community, their parents find open communication essential in identifying a path forward.


The Sting of Discrimination: When Polyamory Is Considered a “Red Flag”

Posted on June 25, 2019 by
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Previously on the path to community acceptance, an applicant experiences for the first time “the direct sting of bigotry, the shock of exclusion based on stereotypes” when her family is denied on the basis of polyamory.


Life in De Kersentuin: Research in a Dutch cohousing community

Posted on June 10, 2019 by

Student researcher from the University of Amsterdam, Yannick Kiesel, shares the core findings of his Masters Thesis on life in a cohousing community. The research illustrates a new holistic view on cohousing and its complexities. Thanks for sharing Yannick! My research focused on the sustainable and pro-social communities that tackle the adverse effects of growing… Read More


Best Films for Inspiration🌱🌎🤸🏾‍♀️

Posted on March 19, 2019 by

From urban cohousing to rural commune, journey throughout European ecovillages or bicycle across the United States. Get started on these documentary films today for the BEST inspiration on creating sustainable community.  Voices of Cohousing: Building Small Villages in the City One of today’s biggest paradoxes is that half of the world’s population lives in urban… Read More


Post a Review of Season I of Planet Community

Posted on March 15, 2019 by
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What did you think about this exploration of community? The web film adventure of Season 1 of Planet Community was possible thanks to the over $11,000 donated from 135 supporters, the cooperating communities, our filmmakers Aaron and Rae of Skillly Media, and co-producers Corneilu Rusu, Runchero University and Aron Heintz. Take a moment to post… Read More

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Job Opening: Marketing & Outreach Coordinator for CoHousing Solutions

Posted on February 4, 2019 by

Would you love to use your marketing and social media skills to benefit communities? Apply to become our Marketing & Outreach Coordinator! If you have marketing, graphic design, and administrative skills, are excited about working as an innovative member in the cohousing movement, and are looking to develop an exciting career related to marketing and… Read More

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3 Neighboring Communities host 300+ People!

Posted on January 23, 2019 by

What if we shared more meals? Not to mention all of the hours planning, shopping, preparing, and cleaning up for meals! What if we shared more tasks? And how about the tools, equipment, storage, and know-how to keep things up? What if we shared more time? In fun and celebration, collaboration and decision-making, we could… Read More


Cohousing is… Quotes from Cohousers

Posted on September 17, 2018 by

Quotes from Cohousers Cohousing is… “… a challenging task, with pitfalls (and perseverance), with laughter and hugs (or nods and drawing into oneself), with food and nurturing (or caution and health concerns), with a good measure of comfort and, especially, community.” “… after parenting, the single greatest personal growth opportunity.” “… a collaborative way of… Read More


Cohousing Makes You Happier

Posted on August 20, 2018 by

  Loneliness kills. This is what new evidence suggests from a range of reputable institutions and studies, to bolster that likely feeling in your gut about this. To clarify, loneliness is not just being isolated. Isolation is a public health epidemic. You may spend professional and personal time around other people, but just how connected… Read More


Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

      Cohousing Conferences in 2018! Regional Cohousing Conference – Boulder CO Canadian Cohousing Conference – Vancouver BC Regional Cohousing Conference – Amherst MA by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Directory The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of several cohousing conferences this year. First off head to Boulder, CO for a Regional Cohousing Conference, April 20 – 22. Then… Read More


A Q&A With Eris Weaver About Cohousing And Politics

Posted on March 16, 2017 by

This is an interview with Eris Weaver, a presenter at the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21. Eris will be leading several workshops and at the event, including Cohousers in Politics and Let’s Talk About Money. Check out our overview of the event to learn more, and be sure to visit our bookstore if you attend #Coho2017 in… Read More


An Interview With Alice Alexander About The National Cohousing Conference

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

This is an interview with Alice Alexander, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States and co-founder of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in North Carolina. She took some time to answer our questions about the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21, which the Foundation for Intentional Community is co-sponsoring. Check out our… Read More


Don’t Miss The National Cohousing Conference May 19-21 in Nashville!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by

Each year, the Cohousing Association of the United States hosts a national conference for those participating in or interested in the cohousing movement. This year’s conference will take place May 19-21 in Nashville, TN: “The 2017 National Cohousing Conference promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to… Read More


Bridge Meadows Brings Foster Children Into Intentional Community

Posted on January 12, 2017 by
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For many intentional communities and cohousing projects, being “intergenerational” is a core value and long-term goal. Parents envision themselves raising children with the support of other community members. Elderly residents want to share meals and social activities in their old age. But for some families – such as foster children and their adoptive parents –… Read More


Interactive Documentary “One Shared House” Packs a Punch

Posted on January 2, 2017 by

It’s not often that we hear the story of an intentional community told by someone who grew up in one. And it’s even less common for that story to be told through a beautifully designed 10-minute interactive documentary. At OneSharedHouse.com, Irene Pereyra tells the story of Kollontai, a cohousing experiment in Amsterdam in the 1980s.… Read More


Cohousing Conference in Boulder: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Posted on August 30, 2014 by

Regional Cohousing Conference “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”  The Cohousing Association Of The United States A Sister Organization of the FIC Announcing A Cohousing Regional Event September 26 – 28, Boulder Colorado Program & Event Details Register Now ($60) All cohousers, wannabe cohousers, and those curious about this style of intentional community are… Read More


Northeast Regional Cohousing Summit

Posted on August 5, 2013 by

We’re Having a Cohousing Party and You’re Invited! Cohousing communities in the Northeast are gathering Sept 28-29 in Cambridge MA for a weekend of connection, camaraderie, and community. Registration for the Summit will be capped at 75. So make sure to register early! http://www.cohousing.org/2013_ne_party


Intergenerational Cohousing

Posted on March 18, 2013 by

Intergenerational Cohousing Some may assume that if retirees are moving into a community or shared housing, it must consist only of other retirees. However, “some older adults are challenging that notion by choosing intergenerational cohousing, living side by side with people of all other ages, including singles, childless couples and families with children.” Read more… Read More


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