The Labor of Love

Once again, we close the door on February, the month of love (though aren’t they all?). In celebration of Black History Month, we reflected upon Black collectivists who have inspired us in our pursuit of a more cooperative society. We explored cooperatives as a tool for creating more inclusive communities. And we found connection and inspiration with fellow communitarians at The Commons. Each of these is an act of love. Love for one another, for community and for our future. With love, I think of labor. I think of the work it takes to grow something, to sustain and to nurture. To bring something to life, and to allow it to thrive. Here are a few ways CohoUS, and those in our midst, are working to nourish the cohousing movement.


Spring Programs

The Cohousing Institute is live and abundant with courses and programs to help you on your cohousing journey. With courses on financing, marketing and launching your community, we have the tools to empower and educate you and your fellow dreamers. We’ve even launched a course designed specifically for architects, led by Grace Kim!


Coalition for Racially Diverse Cohousing

We are pleased to launch the Coalition for Racially Diverse Cohousing which will support CohoUS in our pursuit of a more equitable cohousing movement. We seek individuals with experience in housing, racial justice work, community organizing and other relevant fields to join the coalition. Experience living in cohousing is not required. We aim to include a diverse set of perspectives and identities, recognizing that many of these identities have historically been left out, silenced, and marginalized within the cohousing movement. BIPOC individuals and people with marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. A detailed description of the coalition can be found here, and our application deadline has been extended to February 28.




Chuck Durrett of The Cohousing Company is making a push with the U.S. Congress to allow future residents of subsidized housing to play a role in the design and management of their affordable housing project. You can learn more about the effort and join in by writing letters to your congress person. Let us know how we can support your own advocacy efforts. All great change began when two people started talking!

CohoUS has joined forces with SAGE Senior Cohousing Advocates to form a CohoUS Senior Cohousing Advocates Committee. The committee will continue and expand on SAGE’s work to bring more information and resources to seniors living in cohousing and those contemplating it. We’ve created this new senior section in the e-news to highlight information and events of interest to seniors and others.


The committee needs your help!

We’re looking for story ideas from the trenches as well as volunteers to work on specific projects. The latter can range from contacting senior cohousing communities to find out how they’re addressing the challenges of aging, to helping us with future online Q&A sessions, workshops, etc. Read more here.

The Commons

A (free) monthly gathering for the cohousing curious (and experts too!)

Curious about cohousing but don’t know where to start? Want to meet with cohousing newbies and experts alike? This (free) monthly gathering will include a Cohousing 101 presentation and ample time to connect and ask questions. We’ll share cohousing lingo, best practices and more information on how to continue your cohousing journey. Join us once, or every time – we’ll be here every month on the 10th at 10am MT.

10th of every month | 10am MT


Registration is currently underway for the Cohousing Institute's first spring training programs providing expert guidance and resources for community builders and professionals to develop more and better cohousing. Click each title below to learn more and register (partners remember to use a code at registration to receive your discount).

Preparing for Property: Cultivating Your Local Cohousing Market with Katie McCamant and Erin Harris

March 23rd 3-5pm PT (FREE FOR PARTNERS)

Financing Your Cohousing Development with Katie McCamant

April 27th 3-5 PT (FREE FOR PARTNERS)

3-Month Cohousing Architect Training with Grace Kim

Register here for a free info session on 3/9 10-11am PT

April 8th - June 11th (25% OFF FOR PARTNERS)

6-Week Intro to Cohousing Course: Launching Your Community with Erik Bonnett and Mathilde Berthe

March 28th - May 2nd (25% OFF FOR PARTNERS)

(Need based scholarships are available supporting our commitment to inclusion)


The National Cohousing Open House Weekend will take place on May 6th and 7th

CohoUS will host National Cohousing Open House Weekend on May 6 & 7, 2023. Cohousing communities around the country will open their doors to share the experience of living in community. Events may be hosted using virtual and in-person formats and will highlight the unique features of communities, forming groups and regional coalitions. More information is coming soon, including a website to register your event and a toolkit to support your planning and marketing. For now, hold the date and start dreaming about how you can showcase your community!

Cohousing is part of a more sustainable, democratic and connected future.

To date, CohoUS has helped enable the development of over 200 cohousing communities in the US. These communities serve as examples of the sustainable and community-based neighborhoods our country will need in the future. Please support CohoUS and help us double that number in the next few years.


Your monthly gift will both support new initiatives as well as the continued nurturing of our communities and growth of our movement. As an Evergreen Neighbor, you can take pride in creating a legacy that will live on to support future generations.

Donations, as a community or as an individual, are accepted year round and can be made to:

Cohousing Association of the US

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Forming Communities and Communities Seeking Members

Sunnyside Village Cohousing

Seattle, WA

Adams Creek Cohousing

Hood River, OR

Mission Peak Village

Fremont, CA

Burns Village & Farm Cohousing and Agrihood Community


Cohousing Houston

Houston, TX

Rachel Carson EcoVillage

Gibsonia, PA

Cathedral Park Cohousing

Portland, OR

Heartwood Commons

Tulsa, OK

Heartwood Cohousing


Washington Commons

West Sacramento, CA

Skagit Commons

Anacortes, WA

Homes for Sale or Rent

Santa Cruz, CA

For Sale: 5 bedroom light-filled beauty at Coyote Crossing

Durham, NC

For Sale: *price reduced* LBGT-focused 55+ community - 2 bedroom, 2 bath home available in Village Hearth Cohousing

Iowa City, Iowa

For Sale: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, architecturally designed, first floor home available at Prairie Hill Cohousing.

Fair Oaks, CA

For Sale: 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs flat with well-designed floor plan, efficient storage, and large windows in Fair Oaks Ecohousing

St. Louis Park, MN

For Sale: Delightful Cohousing Cooperative Apartment available this Spring in the Minneapolis, MN

Prescott, AZ

For Sale: Sweet and cozy, craftsman-style home in Manzanita Village, Prescott Arizona

Fort Collins, CO

For Sale: Beautiful three bedroom, two bath townhouse nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains

Fort Collins, CO

For Sale: Large home in Greyrock Commons in Fort Collins, Colorado - Semi-rural, 17 acres on edge of city limits, 2 mi to downtown, close to foothills, trails, Horsetooth Lake

Spokane, WA

For Sale: 1 bed 1 bath home for sale or lease in Haystack Heights Cohousing Spokane WA

Prescott, AZ

For Sale: Craftsman style 2000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 office custom home in one of the most livable small cities in the country.

Boulder, CO

For Rent: Furnished 4BR / 4BA available this Summer at Multi-generational Cohousing in Boulder, CO

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