CoHousing Solutions Newsletter | May 2019
The National Cohousing Conference
In just a few weeks the cohousing community will be gathering in the ever trending city of Portland, Oregon.
Just when you thought that cohousing was for country hippies, we planted our National Conference in the heart of one of the trendiest cities on earth, Portland Oregon.
That's right, we are keeping up with the times. In fact, we are so hip that we are taking the advice of Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, by "putting a bird on it". If you're not quite sure what we are referring to, don't worry, watch the clip below and you will be caught up on the trend too.
About the conference...
Every year the cohousing world comes together to discuss more than just zoning standards, and financing. We are meeting to discuss social change, and how cohousing is playing a part to make the world a better place.

Loneliness is epidemic in the U.S, and living in intentional neighborhoods can be the antidote! Join our conversation about how we can set an example for a standard of living that will improve the health of ourselves, and our planet.
There are still a couple of conference tickets left!
Can't Make it to the Conference?
Don't Fear! You can still keep up with what is happening at the conference from a far...
Make sure that you are following us on Facebook!
All weekend we will be posting stories and live videos to give you a peak at what is happening inside the Conference. That's right, we are going to be sending you live updates from our super cool conference in one of the trendiest cities on Earth. If that wasn't enough to convince you that we are hip with the times, just wait until you hear what's coming next. . .

Not only will we be posting conference videos and updates on Facebook, we will also be posting them on our brand new...
We have officially launched our new instagram account!
Go follow us at: @cohousing_solutions
to get updates and join the conversations happening in the world of cohousing.
Cohousing NextGen
You know that you are officially cool when the millennials start talking about you...
Millennials are battling an increasingly difficult housing market, and as living wages continue to dwindle they are beginning to look for alternate living options. Besides that, they have been raised simultaneously as the most isolated and most environmentally-inclined generation. The dream of a large single-family home is slowly drifting away as millennials and younger generations are realizing that not only is it financially impossible, it is also less healthy for our emotions, our families, and our planet. So why aren't young families flocking to cohousing? Well the truth is that most people have never heard of cohousing.

Cohousing NextGen is a conversation fueled by a younger generation who see cohousing as the best way to help ourselves and our planet, and want to bring more young people into the know. We believe that cohousing can be a rewarding and affordable housing choice for those who are buying a house for the first time or for a young professional who just moved to town and everyone in between. We are currently building the initiative and we’d love for you to join us.

Keep an eye out for Cohousing NextGen discussion leaders at the conference. And if you won't be there, keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram to virtually meet the players and hear what they are talking about.
We're Here to Help!
We provide development consulting services to help you create your sustainable neighborhood . Our team pioneered the development of cohousing in North America, and we have helped create dozens of successful communities.
Our newest venture involves training passionate cohousing entrepreneurs through the year-long 500 Communities Program .
Photo by Ed Asmus
Architecture by McCamant & Durrett Architects
CoHousing Solutions
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