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Getting-It-Built Workshop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Getting-It-Built Workshop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Getting-It-Built Workshop in Fair Oaks, CA

Getting-It-Built Workshop in Fair Oaks, CA

More cohousing communities in North America have successfully launched as a result of taking this workshop than by any other means. It provides focus to your group’s time and energy, and aids in moving a project past initial feasibility to getting the required commitment and buy-in from a group of community members, investors, project developers and other professionals. This is an efficient and necessary step for the integration of the project budget and financing, the design and development, and the community building and sales required for a successful cohousing project.

This full-weekend workshop (8:30 am - 5: 00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday) is given by the nation’s experts on cohousing, Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions and Chuck Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects, whose experience is grounded in 25 years designing over fifty socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Getting-It-Built Workshop provides a clear overview of the cohousing development process, covering development strategies, timelines, financing options, raising the money, working together, and outreach and recruitment to give your group the tools to effectively plan your next steps. In addition to customizing the workshop to fit your specific needs, the GIB also covers:

The Cohousing Process

  • An overview of the development process, from initial meetings to moving in.

  • Forming and organizing a group, working together, and issues to address early in the process.

  • Development Scenarios – the group’s role, consultant’s roles, and options for finding and working with a developer.

The Technical Issues

  • Money – getting money in and getting money out.

  • Financing options, ownership structures and financial realities. (What will it cost?)

  • Designing for community – design issues.

Working Together

  • How does the group organize to make decisions effectively?

  • Getting along – the dynamics of group interaction and reaching your potential.

What Next?

  • Am I ready? What do we do now? Next steps.

  • Your role, the group’s role, and the role of professionals.


**This workshop is brought to you by CoLiving Canada, a Toronto-based cohousing consulting firm, in partnership with Centre of a Circle Consultants.

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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 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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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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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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