What we're about

We're taking charge of the last third of our lives by learning together about how to design our own retirement/senior cohousing/ecovillages, with privacy plus community. We're building on our shared wisdom, going beyond 'aging in place' to build connections for Aging In Community, alternatives to loneliness or institutionalization, bringing in the experts so we don't waste our time. Join us in this quest for Audacious Aging, and help us help you design the last home you'll need, one that fits like a glove, not a boot, where you know your neighbors and live sustainably yet with all the privacy you need!

Upcoming events (3)

Cooperatives as Tool for Inclusive Communities:Sarah Wells (Cohousing Institute)

Network event

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Cooperatives have a rich history in the landscape of the community housing movement.

This session will explore different types of cooperative housing, provide examples of co-ownership as a means to create small-scale communities, and showcase new and existing communities that are integrating cooperatives into their plans.

Join us for an interactive conversation designed to spark creative solutions around shared resources and community housing.

A program of the Cohousing Institute, run by the National Cohousing Association (CohoUS).

RSVP here on MeetUp or at:
https://www.ebcoho.org/cooperatives_inclusive_20230206

Cohousing Open network notes: While most US cohousing neighborhoods are set up as condominiums, we are part of a larger movement building cooperative culture, including some housing cooperatives. Some in the latter movement may forget that cooperative is an adjective, not just a noun. They may or may not have shared meals and shared spaces, although democratic resident leadership is a key feature.

About the Speaker
Sarah is passionate about empowering people and businesses through ownership.
She enthusiastically jumped into real estate after she and her partner found a 5,000-square-foot house in Capitol Hill (Denver, Colorado), recruited members, and together transformed it into the democratically-run and cooperatively-owned Queen City Cooperative.
Her previous background includes nonprofit and sustainability as well as marketing and community relations, so it’s no surprise that she loves enfranchising artists, activists, and entrepreneurs through property ownership.
Considered an expert in collective living, co-buying, and a champion for housing innovation, Sarah thrives in finding creative solutions and spaces for all.

The Commons:A Monthly Gathering for the Cohousing Curious (and experts too!)

Network event

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  • Curious about cohousing but don’t know where to start?
  • Want to meet with cohousing newbies and experts alike?

This (free) monthly gathering, organized by the National Cohousing Association (Coho/US) will include a Cohousing 101 presentation and ample time to connect and ask questions.

We’ll share cohousing lingo, best practices and more information on how to continue your cohousing journey.

Can't make it this time? No worries. Join us once, or every time – we’ll be here every month on the 10th at 10am MT. (9 AM Pacific, 11 CST, 12 Eastern)

(zoom link will be visible closer to the event day, after you RSVP)

Tour Takoma Village Cohousing ...VIRTUALLY! Washington DC, Sun. 3/5/23 3pm

Network event

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Hello from Washington, DC! America's Hometown!

First Takoma Village Cohousing Tour of 2023!

To learn more about cohousing in general and Takoma Village in particular plan to attend this VIRTUAL event. Get on board! Tour Takoma Village Cohousing from the comfort of your home via Zoom.

We will cover all the same information and you will see all of the common spaces we normally cover during an in-person tour — with plenty of time for Q&A.

Attending this virtual event is a TWO PART process:

  1. SIGN-UP via this Meetup.
  2. REGISTER via Zoom.

Once you sign-up on Meetup, the LINK TO REGISTER on ZOOM will appear in the right hand column under the title: Online Event. Click on that link to REGISTER on Zoom.

After you REGISTER on Zoom, you will be sent an email with your very own personal link to sign-in to attend the LIVE virtual presentation. Don't lose that personal link. It's specific to you and only you. There is no generic link. Suggest you copy and paste the link into your calendar or into whatever device you use to keep track of your events and meetings.

Want to get a head start? Check out our Takoma Village website for special information for people interested in living here.

Please join us on Sunday, March[masked]!