Senior Cohousing Conference - Seattle, WA
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Senior Cohousing Conference - Seattle, WA

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McCamant & Durrett Architects, SAGE Cohousing International, and Quimper Village Senior Cohousing are working together to hold a Senior Cohousing Conference in and around Seattle, Washington June 16-17, 2018.

This is an opportunity to meet others interested in started senior cohousing and learn essential tools to make it happen in your town. Saturday will be a day of conversation and workshops. Cohousing expert, Chuck Durrett, and board members of SAGE Cohousing International will discuss the importance of cohousing for older adults, what works and what doesn't, and how to get your project off of the ground. Quimper Village residents will discuss:

1. What we did;

2. How we did it;

3. Lessons learned;

4. Why we did it.

Then on Sunday, participants will take a ferry ride and tour Quimper Village Senior Cohousing in Port Townsend, WA! Talk with Quimper Village residents about what goes into a Senior Cohousing Community and tour their homes.

More information to come.

If you are interested in this event, email lindy.sexton@cohousingco.com and be the first to get updates.

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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