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COHOUSING




NEIGHBORHOODS with PURPOSE


       Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
      www.cohousingcollaborative.com
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE




Real neighborhoods
where people know
and care about one
another
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE

Good vibrations
One is a professional, one is an
accomplished vocalist, one can’t
carry a tune to save ...
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE




                                      Blueberry Hill • Vienna, VA




Eastern Village • Silver Sprin...
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE
A BALANCE
of private places



            A typical residence




                                  A c...
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE




Purposeful disconnect
from the car




                        enables safe & secure
               ...
SUSTAINABILITY

                ECONOMICS




ENVIRONMENT
              SOCIAL/CULTURAL

                  +    = Sustaina...
SUSTAINABILITY




      It takes a community to build one
STEWARDSHIP

                                                Design Charrette
                                       Inter...
STEWARDSHIP




                            Living Green Roofs


                            Passive
                     ...
ECONOMY

A safe place
where
children,
whether
residents or
visitors, can
grow social
capital too!
ECONOMY
      Groceries for
      Community
      Dinner = $3/
      person



      Whipped Cream
      for Spontaneous
 ...
ECONOMY

Goods


          and
          services
ECONOMY
             Geothermal
             Heating &
             Cooling
             Systems




   Living Green
   Ro...
ECONOMY

                               The neighborhood
                               mower                       Sharin...
SOCIAL / CULTURAL
Creating and sharing traditions, interests, experiences…




                                   …living ...
LIVING WELL




Celebrating
                                   Spontaneous Merriment
milestones




              Communit...
LIVING WITH PURPOSE




               Exercise Wisdom
NEXT STEPS

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  1. 1. COHOUSING NEIGHBORHOODS with PURPOSE Cohousing Collaborative, LLC www.cohousingcollaborative.com
  2. 2. A PURPOSEFUL LIFE Real neighborhoods where people know and care about one another
  3. 3. A PURPOSEFUL LIFE Good vibrations One is a professional, one is an accomplished vocalist, one can’t carry a tune to save their lives… celebrating diversity by collaborating in joyous harmony
  4. 4. A PURPOSEFUL LIFE Blueberry Hill • Vienna, VA Eastern Village • Silver Spring, MD EcoVillage • Ithaca, NY
  5. 5. A PURPOSEFUL LIFE A BALANCE of private places A typical residence A common house and social spaces
  6. 6. A PURPOSEFUL LIFE Purposeful disconnect from the car enables safe & secure spaces for spontaneous socializing and play
  7. 7. SUSTAINABILITY ECONOMICS ENVIRONMENT SOCIAL/CULTURAL + = Sustainability
  8. 8. SUSTAINABILITY It takes a community to build one
  9. 9. STEWARDSHIP Design Charrette Interactive Workshops with Our Design Consultants Governance Meeting Cohousing Timeline Game™ Workshop Non-Hierarchal, Informed Consensus Decision-Making Organizing & Planning Our Journey
  10. 10. STEWARDSHIP Living Green Roofs Passive Solar, Geothermal, Smart Growth Wind Transit-Oriented Preserving and conserving Energy Low Impact agricultural lands and farming traditions Development
  11. 11. ECONOMY A safe place where children, whether residents or visitors, can grow social capital too!
  12. 12. ECONOMY Groceries for Community Dinner = $3/ person Whipped Cream for Spontaneous “Sharing” of Pie = $4 Compassionate care for each other -PRICELESS!
  13. 13. ECONOMY Goods and services
  14. 14. ECONOMY Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems Living Green Roofs & Water Community Woodworking Shop Conservation Systems Community Fitness Room Upfront investment • Long-range returns
  15. 15. ECONOMY The neighborhood mower Sharing Resources Before there were Zip Cars... there was Community Recycling & Composting Community garden & play area the “Real Teal”
  16. 16. SOCIAL / CULTURAL Creating and sharing traditions, interests, experiences… …living life as YOU want to
  17. 17. LIVING WELL Celebrating Spontaneous Merriment milestones Community Outreach
  18. 18. LIVING WITH PURPOSE Exercise Wisdom
  19. 19. NEXT STEPS Sign up to get the latest news & articles at Let’s get together! Cohousing Collaborative’s Social Website www.cohousingworks.com Cohousing Collaborative, LLC www.cohousingcollaborative.com Senior Cohousing by Charles Durrett National Conference • Washington, DC • June 16-19 http://conference.cohousing.org/
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