Starting from the premise that our single-household orientation–single family, single parent, single person–is not an ideal model for our most vulnerable populations, New Community Vision is promoting alternative housing arrangements such as cooperatives, cohousing, home sharing and even dormitory housing as viable options for consideration. Plan to Crack our Housing Crisis describes this more fully. … Continue reading Sane Housing for an Insane World
That no long term emergency housing exists for people between the ages of 50 and 55 is just one reason why I wrack my brain to come up with alternatives to prevent housing strain from becoming a crisis. The Families & Housing page explains this in broad strokes. Our three primary models—single family homes, single … Continue reading Plan to Crack our Housing Crisis
Title: Architectural Design Workshops to Create the Physical Community Location: Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago Link out: Click here Description: Would you like to help design your living space? A unique characteristic of cohousing is that the residents help to design the community they will live in. We have hired Laura … Continue reading Architectural Design Workshops to Create the Physical Community
Title: Prairie Onion Introduction to Cohousing Location: Ramada Inn Lakeshore Conference Center Link out: Click here Description: Laura Fitch of Kraus-Fitch Architects, one of the most experienced cohousing architects in the US and a 15-year resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing in Amherst, MA, will present an Introduction to Cohousing to kick off the weekend architectural … Continue reading Prairie Onion Introduction to Cohousing
What that means is that you have contact with many, many more people, but each of those relationships takes up a little bit less of your life. That fragmentation of the social world creates a lot of loneliness.