The Saturday NE Cohousing Summit is full, but take the tour of cohousing communities in the region on Sunday, September 29
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When I first learned about cohousing while studying in Denmark in 1980, I was hooked – hook, line, sinker and even a net! But I had no idea just how ensnared every aspect of my life (home, family, work, and advocacy) would become in what still strikes be as an obvious and simple housing option. What I once thought of as a good idea for me and my family, seems more and more like an imperative for the world – to build more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. There is something in this program for everyone: newcomers, current residents, and cohousing junkies like myself! Our conference committee and host communities have created opportunities to learn, share, tour, and network. Enjoy and help spread the wealth! – Laura Fitch, Pioneer Valley Cohousing and Kraus Fitch Architects, Inc.
While American society is often described as a melting pot, I like to think of cohousing as a hearty vegetable stew. A vegetable stew is a mix of individual flavors and textures. In and of themselves the ingredients are special in their own right. What really makes a stew tasty is the synergism resulting from the intermingling of all the bits and pieces held together by a broth. Such is cohousing. Resulting from the intertwining of individual life stories, personalities, hopes and dreams and held together by a common vision of a more sustainable and personable world. The Northeast Cohousing Summit Conference Committee has created a wonderful opportunity for the sharing of recipes for creating and maintaining cohousing communities. So make some new friends, share your ideas, but most importantly take your time and chew slowly. – Bill Hartzell, Cohousing Assoc of US president and Hundredfold Farm Cohousing