Private House Workshop (Workshop 3) with Novato Cohousing
May
19
to May 21

Private House Workshop (Workshop 3) with Novato Cohousing

MDA will spend this upcoming weekend with Novato Cohousing co-designing their Private Houses! If you are interested in living in a new family-friendly cohousing community in Marin County visit their website and contact them today!

Contact them via marincohousing@gmail.com if you are interested in joining them for the Private House Workshop. 

**The workshop agenda and location is available upon request. Email Novato Cohousing for more information.

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Design Development Workshop (Workshop 5) with Spokane Cohousing in Spokane, WA
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Design Development Workshop (Workshop 5) with Spokane Cohousing in Spokane, WA

MDA will be in Spokane for a full weekend of cohousing design with Spokane Cohousing on June 9. During this workshop, MDA will guide the group through choosing the things (the kitchen sink, the countertops, etc.) that will fill their beautiful homes and their community. 

 

They are still looking for members and those interested can join in on this workshop! Talk to them today and learn more about this workshop by visiting their website (https://www.spokanecohousing.com) and emailing them at spokane.cohousing@gmail.com. 

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Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive - Bainbridge Island, WA
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive - Bainbridge Island, WA

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Are you serious about living in Senior Cohousing?  Are you ready to take the next steps? You won’t want to miss the 2018 Senior Cohousing Intensive in Bainbridge, WA on June 15 – 17.

The conference will be a weekend filled with learning, looking, and listening. We will kick things off with a warm welcome to Bainbridge Island on Friday night. This is your chance to meet other participants and your hosts.

On Saturday, participants will travel to Port Townsend where they will visit Quimper Village! This is your chance to meet members of a new cohousing community and talk to them about their experience living in a safe, supportive, and inspiring neighborhood they helped create!

Sunday, participants will spend the day at Office Xpats Coworking and Conference Center, gaining inspiration and tools from those who have created cohousing before. Sunday will include:

1. What we did, how we did it, and what we’d do differently (lessons learned) and a little bit about why we did it. We’re not just making real estate here! And was it worth it? Moderated by Quimper Village residents;

2. If we (Quimper Village and/or Chuck Durrett) lived in your town, what we’d do to move you into senior cohousing as soon as possible, moderated by cohousing architect Charles Durrett with Quimper Village residents.

This event is for those ready to become residents of their own state-of-the-art senior cohousing community. Those who attend will come away from this weekend inspired and equipped with the tools to move forward with their own projects. We are limiting entry to 20 motivated people, offering participants a small group setting where their voices can be heard.

Join us if your vision is to live in a senior cohousing community in the near future.

 

Details:

Dates: Friday, June 15 (evening), Saturday, June 16 (all day) - Sunday, June 17 (all day)

Lodging: Quality Inn on Bainbridge Island

Cost: $650, plus hotel and travel costs

Extras: Participants will be responsible for some meals and transportation to and from the airport. We will do our best to coordinate carpools. 

The area is very walkable, including from the hotel to the Sunday venue. We do ask that participants take this into consideration. Though we can accommodate some ambulatory requests, we ask that everyone be comfortable walking short distances.

Once participants have registered, we will provide a package with more details, including airport, agenda, local amenities, etc. 

After the weekend check out all the Seattle area has to offer! From the Olympic Peninsula to the excitement of Pike's Place Market, you'll certainly get a lot out of extending your stay.

Questions? Contact Lindy at 530-265-9980 or lindy.sexton@cohousingco.com

 

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Design Prioritization Workshop (Workshop 6) with Spokane Cohousing in Spokane, WA
Jun
19
to Jun 20

Design Prioritization Workshop (Workshop 6) with Spokane Cohousing in Spokane, WA

This workshop is where costs are prioritized if the number of private house amenities exceeds the budget. By prioritizing private house amenities, we determine the standard amenities provided in each home.

 

They are still looking for members and those interested can join in on this workshop! Talk to them today and learn more about this workshop by visiting their website (https://www.spokanecohousing.com) and emailing them at spokane.cohousing@gmail.com.

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Design Closure Workshop (Workshop Four) with Novato Cohousing in Novato, CA
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Design Closure Workshop (Workshop Four) with Novato Cohousing in Novato, CA

In this workshop we bring closure to the entire schematic design. We present and explain the final schematic design to the group – where we have located the buildings on the site, adjusted the site plan accordingly. We present building plans, elevations, and general design details for approval. Once consensed by the group, the plans go to the city for approval.

For more information on this workshop and to learn how to become a member of Novato Cohousing, email them at marincohousing@gmail.com

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Author event and book signing at Copperfield's Books in Novato
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Author event and book signing at Copperfield's Books in Novato

Copperfield's Books in Novato has invited Chuck Durrett, co-author of Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities, for a book signing and meet & greet. Durrett is the Principal Architect and owner of McCamant & Durrett Architects has designed over 50 cohousing communities and consulted on many more. He has authored several books on the subject, which have been influential in creating cohousing communities around the world.

Durrett is the architect for Novato Cohousing, an intergenerational cohousing community in Novato, CA. If you are interested in living in a vibrant community in Novato, visit their website www.marincoho.com and learn about becoming a member.

This is a great opportunity for you to meet one of the leading experts in cohousing and learn more about how cohousing community can and will enhance your city! 

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National Cohousing Open House Day - Nation-wide
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

National Cohousing Open House Day - Nation-wide

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Join us for National Cohousing Open House Day! Nevada City Cohousing, the home of cohousing experts Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, will offer tours from 2 - 5 pm that day. For more information and to find out cohousing communities near you, visit http://www.cohousing.org/openhouse2018

Learn more about tours at Nevada City Cohousing by checking out their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146187232728127/

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Design Closure Workshop (Workshop 4) in Spokane, WA
Feb
18
9:00 AM09:00

Design Closure Workshop (Workshop 4) in Spokane, WA

In the Design Closure Workshop group members bring closure to the Site, Common House, Private House, and Schematic Designs. The group is still inviting members to join. If you are interested in living in cohousing in Spokane, learn more at www.spokanecohousing.com. 

Not sure you want to commit? Come to the book signing the week before. You'll get to meet cohousing expert and architect, Charles Durrett, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Spokane Cohousing, and you can get your cohousing books signed by Durrett. 

For more information on Spokane Cohousing: www.spokanecohousing.como

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Private House Workshop (Workshop 3) in Spokane, WA
Jan
6
to Jan 8

Private House Workshop (Workshop 3) in Spokane, WA

MDA architects Chuck Durrett and Gary Burke will be in Spokane from Friday, Jan 05 - 07 to work with The Perry Group, Spokane's forming Cohousing community. This is the third of seven workshops in the Cohousing Design Workshop Series, where future residents help co-design their neighborhood. In this workshop, the group looks at the designs for their private homes. 

If you would like to learn more about The Perry Group, visit their website: www.spokanecohousing.com

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Reception with the architect in Spokane, WA
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Reception with the architect in Spokane, WA

  • Craftsman Cellars Tasting Room in Kendall Yards (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cohousing Architect Chuck Durrett and The Perry Group those interested in cohousing for a reception at Craftsman Cellars Tasting Room in Kendall Yards. If you have been interested in cohousing and joining The Perry Group, but still have some questions, this is your chance to talk with the group and their architect.  RSVP to this event here: http://www.spokanecohousing.com/events.html

Visit www.spokanecohousing.com for more information on The Perry Group.

Interested in hosting a cohousing event in your town? Durrett gives public cohousing presentations and workshops across the US. Contact us today if you'd like to schedule him to talk to your community in 2018.

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Common House Workshop ( Workshop 2) in Spokane, WA
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Common House Workshop ( Workshop 2) in Spokane, WA

Chuck is up in Spokane Dec 16-17 to work with Spokane Cohousing. This group did the Site Design Workshop (Workshop 1) in October and we're excited to work with them on the next workshop in the series, The Common House Workshop, during that weekend. 

If you are interested in joining Spokane Cohousing and attending the workshop, please contact Spokane Cohousing by going to their website: http://www.spokanecohousing.com/

**Times shown here are not necessarily accurate. Contact the group for more details.

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Getting-it-Built Workshop in Houston, TX
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Getting-it-Built Workshop in Houston, TX

This workshop is led by Katie McCamant (CoHousing Solutions) and Charles "Chuck" Durrett (McCamant & Durrett Architects.) Katie and Chuck are the nation’s experts on cohousing and have either designed/developed or consulted on over fifty cohousing communities. They introduced cohousing to North America with their book (in its second edition), “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities.” This workshop shares best practices and lessons learned throughout their 30 years of experience, while also recognizing each community is unique and each group needs to decide what approach makes the most sense for its specific location and situation. More cohousing communities have been started by the Getting-It-Built Workshop than by any other method in North America.

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Getting-It-Built Workshop in Truckee, CA
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Getting-It-Built Workshop in Truckee, CA

This workshop is led by Katie McCamant (CoHousing Solutions) and Charles "Chuck" Durrett (McCamant & Durrett Architects.) Katie and Chuck are the nation’s experts on cohousing and have either designed/developed or consulted on over fifty cohousing communities. They introduced cohousing to North America with their book (in its second edition), “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities.” This workshop shares best practices and lessons learned throughout their 30 years of experience, while also recognizing each community is unique and each group needs to decide what approach makes the most sense for its specific location and situation. More cohousing communities have been started by the Getting-It-Built Workshop than by any other method in North America.

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Let's Build the First! Cohousing Design Workshop
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Let's Build the First! Cohousing Design Workshop

Architect and cohousing expert Charles Durrett will be working with Village Hearth Cohousing to finalize design choices for their senior cohousing neighborhood in Durham, NC! In this workshop, they will choose the sinks, countertops, light fixtures, and many other fun housing features.

When built, Village Hearth will be the first LGBT-focused community. They have land and have been approved 7-0, by the City Council. They are accepting members into the group and welcome anyone interested to contact them.

If you are interested in joining them for the workshop and becoming a member, contact Pat McAulay at villagehearthcohousing@gmail.com.

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Let's Build the First! Senior Cohousing Presentation in Durham, NC
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Let's Build the First! Senior Cohousing Presentation in Durham, NC

Village Hearth Cohousing invites you to a free cohousing presentation featuring architect and cohousing expert Charles Durrett on Wednesday, August 25, 2017, 4:00 pm at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, 27707. Village Heart Cohousing will be the first LGBT-focused senior cohousing in the U.S. They have a site and plans have been approved by the City Council. All they need is YOU to join in the fun!

Learn more by contacting Village Hearth Cohousing at villagehearthcohousing@gmail.com

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2017 NATIONAL COHOUSING CONFERENCE IN NASHVILLE, TN
May
19
to May 22

2017 NATIONAL COHOUSING CONFERENCE IN NASHVILLE, TN

  • Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville (map)
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McCamant & Durrett Architects will be at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference from Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21. This year's lineup is a good one, so sign up now by going to www.cohousing.org/2017.

This year, Charles Durrett will be presenting multiple times throughout the conference as vice president of SAGE Cohousing International (sagecohousinginternational.org) and as Principal Architect of McCamant & Durrett Architects. Pre-registration is required for the all-day intensive: Senior Cohousing: A Roadmap to Starting a New Community

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Cohousing: Building Resilient Communities. A Public Presentation
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Cohousing: Building Resilient Communities. A Public Presentation

  • Nashville Civic Design Center - Neuhoff Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chuck and Katie will be presenting cohousing as a model for resilient communities in Nashville, TN at the Nashville Civic Design Center on May 18 at 6 pm. This presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Urban Design Forum, an organization based in Nashville whose purpose is to engage audiences in conversation over issues facing our cities.

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-udf-cohousing-building-resilient-neighborhoods-tickets-34110775247

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Getting-It-Built Workshop in Berkeley, CA
Apr
23
to Apr 30

Getting-It-Built Workshop in Berkeley, CA

April 23 & 30 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

Berkeley Moshav invites you to a two-day workshop on cohousing development.

This intensive workshop, led by Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett -- the preeminent cohousing experts in the U.S. -- will prepare Berkeley Moshav for the next phase of our community's development: Site search! It will also be an excellent way to get to know the members of Berkeley Moshav and to experience what it would be like to make a community together. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $450 for the first adult from a household and $150 for the second. Food and childcare are available. We will also try to make video recordings available to registrants who cannot attend the entire workshop.

Among the topics covered:

  • Finding a site
  • Planning approvals
  • Site design
  • Financing and investments
  • Project budgeting


Visit this link for more information or to register.

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