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Cohousing: next steps | community meal (register using TCCN link provided)

  • 3 days ago · 6:00 PM

Cross-posted event. Usually about 45 people attending, from a wide variety of age groups. As a self-developed housing form, cohousing can advance energy efficiency by showing the potential for Passive House or zero net energy standards here in the northland. Short-term, up-front investment can pay off in reduction of carbon footprint as well as the pocketbook issue of saving or almost eliminating heating and cooling costs. This leadership can occur in the community, without relying on governmental incentives.

For this gathering, the Twin Cities Cohousing Network kitchen team will be cooking a meal, so you can arrive directly from work or school. There will be vegan and gluten-free options.

Register now--maximum capacity is 50 people. Details and registration/payment.

Several groups in formation already exist in the Twin Cities, and this followup meeting will be to move to the next step. It's a venue for people to find, or start their own, affinity group around shared values. 

In September, about 130 people packed in to hear Charles Durrett speak about self-developed, future-resident-designed housing communities. This community meal + program is a next step in exploring cohousing. Attend for yourself, or gather info for family members or friends. Details and to register and pay: click here.

There already are 150 cohousing communities around the U.S. This bootstrap housing form is a great option for people looking for something different from the standard cookie-cutter offerings in the current housing market.

Find the people you'd like to run into on a daily basis, and bring them to this event.

Please sign up on the nonprofit Twin Cities Cohousing Network's e-newsletter list to receive updates from them.

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