In early December, a group of us boarded a tour bus with our rain coats and umbrellas and off we went to learn about cohousing. With cohousing, it is often easier to see a neighborhood in action rather than just try and envision it.
On our tour, we were graciously welcomed by the following communities:
- Shariningwood in Snohomish County, a rural community
- Songaia in Bothell, a suburban community
- Jackson Place Cohousing in Seattle, an urban community
At each stop, we had the opportunity to talk with community members who shared their unique ways of operating their communities.
One thing I really love about cohousing is there is no one way to do things. It is all about figuring out as a group what will work best for all. This opens the way for high functioning interaction, something that cohousing is known for.
We also got to see first hand how different the design of cohousing neighborhoods can be. From Sharingwood's 40 acres to Jackson Place 1.3 acres we saw how communities settings are also unique.
If you missed this tour but are interested in future tours, please email me and let me know.