Still available for any questions or conversations. Just not involved in any current plan. But open to ideas!

THE 2017 NATIONAL COHOUSING CONFERENCE promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities.

Join us as we celebrate 3 years of the Boise EcoVillage Project at Shangri-la Tea Room. Feb. 21st at 6:30 PM. Music, food, friends, and free hugs! Let's celebrate where we've been and where we're going!

I can't believe it's been 3 years since we officially launched the Boise EcoVillage Project.  From farm tours, potlucks, visioning circles, workshops, films, yurt building, retreats, soil remediation, Riverside Gardens, cobbing, SOLFEST, community campfires, solstice and equinox celebrations, to pum...

Conference May 20-21, 2016
Salt Lake City UT
Produced by Coho/US and SageHill Cohousing
An FIC co-sponsored event


How are today's Boomers taking charge of their next chapter, reinventing aging through a community framework? How can cohousing empower the coming wave of retiring seniors to age successfully and have fun in the process?

How will your community approach what is a delicate topic: defining what community support members can count on as they approach end of life and want to remain in the community as long as possible?

Are you a member of a forming cohousing community, looking for tried and true tips from established communities to help you get your footing?

Join the Cohousing Association of the United States and SageHill Cohousing for the Aging Better Together Conference on May 20 & 21st in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hear from cohousing residents and professionals, and steep yourself in a weekend of dynamic conversations.…/aging-better-together-2016

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Discover how you can live a powerful purposeful life in cohousing! The conference holds the keys to creating a highly functioning senior friendly cohousing community. There is something for everyone - those exploring the idea, newly forming groups or ex

Hello my name is Janet McClenahan. I was part of a group that was together for about 2 years and created this Facebook page. I am aware that there has been a lot of interest lately, I have tried to respond to some people but haven't had anyone return their messages to me. If you have more questions about our group that is no longer functioning please Facebook to them to me and I will try to answer them as best I can.

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Does anyone know of a cohousing effort here in Boise?

I personally am not aware of a group of individuals in the Boise area who are currently working on this. My friend Jonna added me as the administer when she moved to Sun Valley, after hearing that I was initiating an ecovillage project. I know very little about cohousing.

From what I understand she was involved in a large community effort to create a cohousing community here. I've heard that the group split, and eventua...lly dissolved, mostly because the visions of the founding group were not aligned. I heard it first split based on a differing community design/architectural concepts, and again when a location couldn't be agreed upon. Does anyone here know about this effort, or were you involved?

I am hopeful that this could still happen here, it would take commitment and determination from among a group of people with a shared vision. I'd love to see it happen!

I haven't heard much from members of this group to know if anyone is passionate enough to move into action.

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THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities.

WE WILL COVER cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sustainability, community building, and the evolving definition of cohousing. Our “next generation theme” will explore the new wave of urban, senior and agricultural communities, check-in with our now-adult children of cohousing, and celebrate communities that have thrived for over 20 years.

A PACKED AGENDA yes, but the conference allows plenty of time for networking, tours of cohousing communities, and fun!

Fri, May 29, 2015 (Pacific) THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities. WE WILL COVER cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sus

Regional Cohousing Conference - Boulder, Colorado. Sept. 27-29, registration is $60.

August 17, 2014Register Now! ($60)Map of Conference Locations Holiday Inn Express Room block at $140/night ($40 off) Reservations by 8/30; mention Cohousing Conference (303) 442-6600 or (800) 315 2621 “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” September 26-28, 2014 Cohousing is an idyllic community concept an…

Charles Durrett sent me a message to let me know about this training.

"This 5-day workshop will bring together professionals involved in
cohousing and senior cohousing around North America who are motivated
to look at the big picture as well as the particulars of budget,...
siting, and the other details involved in getting specific projects

This is the most comprehensive training available in North America to
help seniors plan for successful aging and create new senior cohousing
communities. Five days of hands-on learning with the world’s
premiere experts in creating cohousing."

I'm not sure who in Boise is motivated to start a cohousing community but it sounds like this would be a great opportunity for someone to learn the skills to be successful.…/

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Learn more about intergenerational and senior cohousing with the newly released Creating Cohousing and The Senior Cohousing Handbook.

Village Terraces is a Cohousing Neighborhood at Earthaven Ecovillage.

John Shimkus and Dana Lagomarsino of visit Earthaven Ecovillage. John actually spent the summer there one year as a work-exchange volunteer ...

An Invitation to Participate, from the Boise EcoVillage Project:

An invitation from the Boise EcoVillage Project:

It's time to gather at the 'World Café' and discuss the EcoVillage! Drawing on seven integrated design principles, the World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue.

If the Boise EcoVillage Project is fairly new to you, this is a perfect time to come and learn more about our vision!


Please come and share your insights, ideas and perspectives. Let us know what you are passionate about and how you would like to be involved as we move forward.

Come meet and connect with others who are interested in creating a sustainable community!

Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:00pm until 8:30pm
Icon Credit Union, 485 W. Overland Rd., Meridian
The Icon Credit Union community space is across the street from Roaring Springs on Overland Rd. Please use the SOUTH DOOR to enter and exit the building, we don't want to set off any alarms

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TEDx talk about DR!October 12th, 2013 at Carleton College“At Dancing Rabbit, we import optimists, and we export hope.” — Ma’ikwe LudwigDancing Rabbit Executive Director Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig presented a TEDx talk at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, on October 12th, 2013.She showed how Dancing Rab...
1724 W Bannock Street Boise ID 83702MLS 98537735 - Location-the best!! 1 Blk (S) off State St, walk to Albertsons, bus line, near downtown, shopping, freeway entrance. Corner lot with huge trees. Brick with loads of built-ins, glass knobs, hardwood, Cove ceilings, 2 beautiful fireplaces, new plumbin...

Last week I stayed at the Sunward Cohousing Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Here's their link:

Sunward Cohousing in Ann Arbor, Michigan is an intentional community of people dedicated to creating a place where children play and learn together in safety, resources are shared, the Earth is respected, diversity is welcomed, and living in community enriches our lives.
Those looking for greater happiness and satisfaction in life should head to northern Europe, but steer clear of Egypt and countries worst hit by the eurozone crisis, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report released Monday by Columbia University's Earth Institute.