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Jumpstart Your Cohousing Community [Webinar]

November 4, 2021


12:00 PM

1:00 PM


Nov 4 | 12-1pm Eastern

Jumpstart Your Cohousing Community

Join Mathilde Berthe and Erik Bonnett of Studio Co+Hab, for a 1-hour overview of how to cocreate a cohousing community.

More people than ever are turning to cohousing to reclaim the relational capital and interdependence that traditional communities once offered. As a community founder, you’re a pioneer in a movement that’s changing the social norms of how we live together. There are people waiting for you to bring your vision into the world.

Are you interested in starting your own cohousing community? This FREE session will provide you with a foundational overview of what it takes to create a vibrant cohousing community.

Key outcomes of this webinar:

  • Learn about the relationship between the social, physical, and organizational aspects of cohousing
  • Clarity on whether creating a cohousing community is right for you
  • Meet the instructors and ask questions

If you are ready to dig deeper into co-creating a cohousing community, this session is also a great introduction to Mathilde & Erik’s 5-week Creating a Vibrant Cohousing Community course.

“Erik and Mathilde with studio co+hab have brought a wealth of expertise on cohousing and the communal design process. They also actively collaborate and seek input from other professionals and the members of Bozeman Cohousing to provide the best design process”

– Mark, Bozeman Cohousing

Meet the Facilitators

Mathilde Berthe, presenter photo

Mathilde Berthe

Mathilde is an architectural designer at Studio Co+hab. Her background in intentional communities design includes working at McCamant and Durrett Architects, who introduced the concept of Cohousing in America. She also helped develop Habitat & Partage, a cooperative that aims to facilitate the emergence of Cohousing projects in France. Between France and the USA, she has visited and contributed to many communities exploring the relationship between design and the social structure of communities. She is experienced in designing workshops and giving public presentations inspired by her diverse experience.


Erik Bennett, presenter image

Erik Bonnett

Erik is a registered architect with deep expertise in sustainability and participatory design. His experience includes facilitating integrated design of groundbreaking LEED and net zero carbon projects, while at Rocky Mountain Institute. His work focuses on integrating the economic, environmental, and social components of sustainability with a focus on equity and empowerment. Erik taught sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective at Montana State University and has published research on cost optimization of energy efficiency. He has worked to design and also found cohousing communities across the United States. Erik is passionate about collaborating with intentional communities and helping them turn their aspirations into reality.


Webinar — Jumpstart Your Cohousing Community


Date: November 4th

Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET (see your local time)

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Loved by Community Builders

Teri’s presence, warmth, poise, experience and clarity. I quickly felt at ease and confident that she knew what she was talking about, and could share the material effectively, while also managing the group format. – Jeffrey B

What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

I am constantly impressed by the down-to-earth practicality of the FIC workshops combined with the philosophical questions that are so vital for us to explore. I’m grateful for the excellent planning and delivery of the workshops by skilled and inclusive presenters, who create a space that is both welcoming and invites participants to challenge existing ideas and world views. Well done and thank you FIC.Claire Ogden

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