Sometimes core groups form, but then disband. What distinguishes the groups that make cohousing happen? Here’s one example of a group that is now all moved in. How did they do it? Hear their stories, and bring your questions.
This is the last in the 2018 series of Twin Cities Cohousing Network’s quarterly presentations. (There is an optional potluck reception at 5:30 pm–if attending the potluck supper, please bring a dish to share.)
Program registration starts at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7:00 pm
Cost for the program: $8.00
Save the date, and plan now to attend our quarterly program meeting on September 20. Our guest panelists will be two parents from Monterey Cohousing. The topic is Raising Children in Cohousing.
As the adage says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” How does that work and what does it feel like when the village includes other parents, kids and the bigger circle of a cohousing community? This session can help you decide if you might prefer a multi-generational cohousing community, or one that is limited in some way.
Join us for this TCCN quarterly presentation and potluck on Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 420 S Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis.
Mingle at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm. Cost: $8.00.
Register now for the May 10th cohousing info meeting & potluck.
Join us Thurs., May 10, 2018 for “Building Community in Different Ways,” as we explore ways people can live together as a harmonious group. We are featuring a panel of three speakers: John Kalmon, a local architect versed in cohousing; Lindsey Flicker, outreach representative for Camphill Village MN; and Tom Pierson, independent cooperatives consultant who is on several co-op boards and will speak about cooperative living. Cost is $8.00. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a potluck meal.
So that organizers can set up the room appropriately, please register and pay at this link. A limited number of registrations will be taken at the door. Join us for an informative evening, good food and camaraderie.
*NEW* Location: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 420 S Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis.
Register now to attend the next quarterly potluck info session.
Welcome! The next potluck information session about cohousing is Thurs., March 8, 2018. Join us to find out about the cohousing concept, ask questions, and meet other people who are also exploring this neighborly housing option.
Doors open 5:30 pm, meal starts at 6 pm. Please bring a dish to pass.
Architect Mark Carsten Anderson will bring us up to speed on the basics of Passive House and Net-Zero Energy high-efficiency energy standards for buildings, and why we might care. Q&A with a builder he’s worked with afterward.
Enjoy a potluck supper with others starting at 6 pm. Please register and pay in advance so that we can arrange the space appropriately.
TCCN members $8/non-members $10. Also, deals for families.
If you’d like to help set up for the event, show up around 5:30 pm. Or if you can, plan to stay and help clean up at the end. Pitching in to help is a good way to get to know others who also are exploring cohousing.
Cohousing info table at the MREA Energy Fair in September.
Hundreds of Energy Fair – St Paul attendees stopped by to learn about cohousing and pick up our tiny eco-friendly flyer. This was TCCN’s first outdoor information table, which we shared with Bassett Creek Cohousing. Thank goodness, on those hot and sunny days, that we had a dining canopy for shade (many thanks for the loan, Paul Wehrwein) and some rocks to keep paper items from blowing away. If we look tousled, yes, it was windy. Thanks to TCCN friends for coming by to say hello. And a big heap of appreciation for Fred Olson for his creative troubleshooting and help with the booth set-up.
Kathy, Becca and Brian staffed an information table at the MREA Energy Fair at Harriet Island Regional Park on Sept. 9-10, 2017.
The next information meeting is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, September 14, 2017. A casual buffet meal, prepared with care by our enthusiastic volunteer kitchen crew, is part of the evening to simulate a cohousing group meal.
There will be an ice-breaker activity and information about the basics of cohousing, core group updates, and other announcements. Register now so we know to expect you.
You’re invited to the Midsummer Social of the Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) on July 20. TCCN is hosting a casual meal and time for socializing. The kitchen crew will be preparing a cohousing-style, family-friendly buffet meal. Sign up now to attend!
It was last summer when a group of local cohousing people re-energized the Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN). Join us as we relax and celebrate our progress of the last year.
Please register and pay in advance so the cooking team knows how much food to buy and prepare. Here is the link. We encourage you to share this information. Invite a friend, neighbor or relative who is exploring housing alternatives, and share our Facebook event with your networks.
Doors open at 5 pm for setup…come then, if you wish. The buffet dinner will be served at around 6 pm. If you have time and would like to have the satisfaction and camaraderie of volunteering to cook or clean up, please indicate this on the registration form.
Several Twin Cities Cohousing Network members are attending the national CohousingUSA conference in Nashville. Come hear them share what they saw and experienced. The kitchen crew will be whipping up a spring meal, and registration is open. You can sign up here if you plan to attend.
It helps our team of volunteers when you register and pay in advance. That way, the cooking team knows how much food to buy and prepare. Here is the registration link.
We encourage you to share this information with a friend or relative who is exploring housing alternatives, and to share our Facebook event with your networks.
Doors open at 5 pm for setup and conversation; dinner runs from 6-6:45 pm and then the program starts. If you have time to volunteer to cook or clean up, please indicate this on the appropriate section of the registration form.
By the way, if you’re going to the national conference, too, we hope you’ll bring a story to share, too.