CoHousing Houston, Houston, TX

Houston, Texas, United States

  • Last updated: September 28, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: March 10, 2016

Mission Statement

We don’t have one yet. But it will have all the attributes of cohousing and include something about a practice of silence of some kind even if its staring at the wonder of trees.

Community Description

We are a group of people interested in developing the first ever cohousing community in Houston, one of the most wonderfully diverse and dynamic cities in the country. To help make this happen, in November, 2017 Katie McCamant and husband Chuck Durrett of CoHousingSolutions and McCamant and Durrett Architects will come to Houston to put on their “Getting it Built” workshop. See our website, www.cohousinghouston.com, for details. The Friday even before the weekend of the workshop, Katie and Chuck will talk to Houston about cohousing. The talks will be held at the Asia Society Texas Center, a beautiful and exciting venue. Again, see our website for details.

CoHousing Houston is one of several groups who are planning on building cohousing in Texas. Visit the cohousing directory for details. (http://www.cohousing.org/directory)

Finally, visit us the Black Lab in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston each first Wednesday of each month to learn more about our group.

About

  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Area: 0 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Planned number of residences: 20
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: no land owned yet
  • Additional Comments:

    As stated above, we are forming. My wife, Kathy, and I are trying to get this started. We have put things on hold for a while as we travel the country after retirement. However, we need to get started figuring out where we are going to live when we get back to Houston. We have 4 -5 families who have expressed an interest in what we are doing but many are still working and don’t have time to pursue this co-housing, so my wife and I are doing it.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Call Tom (713 213-0864) or Kathy (713 502-8736)

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Call us. We are looking for additional members especially people who have an interest in helping get this off the ground in the Houston area.

Government

  • Decision Making: we haven\\\\\\\’t figured this out yet
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Energy sources: haven\\\\\\\’t figured this out yet

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: will get all this figured out once we get enough people behind us to form a group
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Dietary Practice: wide open
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We like alcohol but are not fond of tobacco although an occasional cigar (1/3 years) is kinda fun.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Only in the sense that we think the practice of meditation or silence can heal.

Additional Comments

We want to be a part of CoHousing.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

World Community of Christian Meditation

Keywords

community, silence, wonder, inter-generational