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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Cohousing is a form of intentional community that orginated in Denmark several decades ago. It is having a boom here in Portland with three mature communities, an all rental community, an ecovillage, a community under construction and many other groups of people talking about forming their own communities. It would be interesting to ask these communities why cohousing and why now? And how these communities see themselves and their place here. It is interesting to note how these communities are growing and building at a time when other housing and construction is declining.
Cohousing is not only often created to be environmentally sustainable but it is also "socially" sustainable, giving community members a social network.
In June, Seattle will host the 2009 National Cohousing Conference. This confernece will bring together representatives of the hundred plus communities around the country. (www.cohousing.org/2009/overview)
There will be activities here tied to the conference, including a tour of Daybreak Cohousing, under construction now.
Tiffany Yelton Bram
posted 4 years, 2 months ago
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