What is TCCN?

Minnesota’s premier cohousing information source!

Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) is a charitable not-for-profit educational organization. The unpaid volunteers who give their time generously to maintain the organization believe that the development of cohousing communities can help us live better together.

TCCN’s mission is Education, outreach, and engagement with individuals, familIes, and organizations, to advance the development of high quality sustainable cohousing communities in the Greater Twin Cities area. We strive to achieve our mission through our aim, which is to publicize the cohousing model through awareness, education, and training and to apply the principles of the cohousing model with attention to self-determination, health, sustainability, empowerment, and social bonds of community.

As a part of its mission, TCCN’s activities may include (but are not limited to):

  • sponsoring and co-sponsoring events
  • helping people find cohousing communities and groups-in-formation that are open to new members
  • gathering and disseminating information about cohousing and related concerns (e.g., energy-efficient construction designs)
  • providing information about resources to assist cohousing communities to continue, once they have formed
  • exploring ways and means for developing affordable cohousing alternatives for low and moderate income families and individuals
  • educating about the concept of cohousing in the greater community, and with the media (social and earned), developers, builders, architects, government officials, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other stakeholders
  • networking with cohousing efforts around the state of Minnesota.

Our newest event:

An image of a cohousing community at night with a lighted path linking small groups of row houses. People are outside in the far distance, and children's toys are in the foreground on the side of the paths.
A cohousing community at night.

Cohousing communities nourish and model healthy and sustainable families, neighborhoods, and individuals.

Twin Cities Cohousing Network

Living better together

To learn more about what is happening locally in cohousing, please continue to check our website and sign up to receive our monthly TCCN News, which will bring you all the latest news and events. We hope to see you at our next event.