Excerpt of Cohousing Presentation by Charles Durrett, April 20th, 2016 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Click here or on the thumbnail to watch.
What is Cohousing?
a neighborhood that is safe, diverse, multigenerational, and family oriented, where people play, enjoy each other’s company, and share meals. There's a shared art studio, music studio, woodworking shop, gardens, and children’s play areas. It's a place for people to share life together and be creative.
“Cohousing helps individuals and families to find and maintain the elements of traditional neighbourhoods - family, community, a sense of belonging - that are so sorely missing in our society.”
-from Creating Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett
"Cohousing communities consist of private, fully-equipped dwellings and extensive common amenities including recreation areas and a common house. Many neighborhoods are planned to keep cars to the edges, which promotes interacting with neighbors and increases safety for playing children. Shared green space is also a key feature – whether for gardening, playing, or socializing. A final key feature is the common house – the “living room” of the community. Cohousing communities depend on cooperation and collaboration, from start to finish."
- from The Cohousing Association of the United States
We are co-creating this living experience
in the Columbia River Gorge.
We are on a Journey together. Please join us.
White Salmon Cohousing & Adams Creek Cohousing
We are organized into two subgroups for Washington and Oregon.
Regularly scheduled Potlucks and Social Events are the best way to get to know us.
The White Salmon Cohousing Group now meets every Sunday, from 5-7 p.m.
Business Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month.
Community potlucks, informal discussions about cohousing issues
and other group activities will be planned.
All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend.
Properties are being considered within the City Limits of White Salmon.
For information on membership, please contact
Bruce Bolme firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently purchased land in Hood River, Oregon and are
currently in the design phase of our project. Contact us to learn more!
Our latest newsletter:
The Cohousing Association of the United States
Click on the logo or the link below to go to the website.
Creating Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett is a great resource about the history of cohousing and its introduction to North America. It gives an in depth look at several cohousing communities including site and floor plans as well as the unique challenges each community overcame. Hood River Library has two copies of Creating Cohousing in their collection. Dog River Coffee and North Shore Cafe also have a copy for you to browse. You can buy this book locally at Waucoma Bookstore. Click here or on the book to go to Waucoma Bookstore.
The Senior Cohousing Handbook is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by Charles Durrett, the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing. Hood River Library has one copy of The Senior Cohousing Handbook in their collection. Dog River Coffee and North Shore Cafe also have a copy for you to browse.You can buy this book locally at Waucoma Bookstore. Click here or on the book to go to Waucoma Bookstore.
Click HERE to hear a radio interview with cohousing expert, Kathryn McCamant and Jack on KIHR radio in the Gorge. Commentary starts at about 10:00 in and goes until 25:00.
Click HERE to watch a TED Talk about cohousing.
Click HERE to watch a PBS NewsHour story about cohousing.
Click HERE to watch a TED Talk about how cohousing can make us happier (and live longer).
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