Save the date: Thurs., Mar. 30 in the evening

For the next Twin Cities Cohousing Network gathering, our star kitchen crew will cook another group meal, cohousing style. Our meal will again be followed by an update from the local cohousing core groups, other announcements, and then a story circle session at each table.

Details and registration will be available soon. Please check back, and sign up for the monthly TCCN News e-newsletter to be informed about this and other events.

 

Getting It Built workshop offered by Chuck Durrett, et. al.

When and how does a core group start figuring out the location of their future community?

A fast-track local group is forming to bring experienced cohousing architect Chuck Durrett and his associates to the Twin Cities for an intensive weekend-long “Getting It Built” workshop.

Anyone who is interested in being involved in creating a cohousing community sooner rather than later is encouraged to express interest by emailing the address below. Details will be provided to you. The goal of the workshop: to vet and explore the possibilities of a particular site for a cohousing community. Tentative dates for the workshop are Mar. 4-5, 2017.

If you are interested, you MUST email John Kalmon john@jpkalmon.com to get all the details and receive updates. Include your name, phone number and comments/questions.

The information you provide to John will only be shared with Durrett, The Cohousing Company associates, and the other individuals who sign up.

Please share this information with others who might be interested in the workshop.

Next community meal + program | Feb. 2nd

For the next Twin Cities Cohousing Network gathering, our star kitchen crew will cook another group meal, cohousing style. Our meal will again be followed by an update from the local cohousing core groups, other announcements, and then a story circle session at each table.

For details and to register, click here.

Please note that registration and payment in advance is strongly encouraged so that the cooks know their budget and how many to plan for. Cost covers food and a share of the room rental. There is a maximum charge for families to make it easier to bring your children.

Also, if you’d possibly like to join the cooks for chopping, baking, and other kitchen tasks, and are able to arrive around 4 pm, please contact Becca to get the details.

ecbrackett [at] cohousing [dot] org

Community meal + program Dec. 1st | we cook for you

For the next Twin Cities Cohousing Network gathering, our star kitchen crew has cooked up a menu for a group meal, cohousing style.

For details and to register, click here.

Please note that payment in advance is strongly encouraged so that the cooks know their budget and how many to plan for. Cost covers food and a share of the room rental. There is a maximum charge for families to make it easier to bring your children.

Also, the cooks could use one or two more people who enjoy chopping vegetables, baking, and other kitchen tasks, and are able to arrive around 4 pm. If that sounds fun and you’re available to help, please contact Becca to get the details.

ecbrackett [at] cohousing [dot] org

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At the Oct 20th cohousing potluck. Photo: Lynn Englund

Cohousing community potluck dinner: the next steps

Join us!

Individuals, couples and families interested in further exploring cohousing in the greater Twin Cities (MN) area are invited to a potluck dinner and program designed to get to know one another, and to deepen the conversation about community and how we might envision the cohousing place where we’d each feel comfortable and happy. Register here.

Core Groups

At least one person from each of the core groups will be there so that you will have an opportunity to talk with them.

TCCN has rented the fellowship hall at St Frances Cabrini Church in the Southeast neighborhood of Minneapolis. Please bring an item for the potluck, along with an ingredient list. Admission to this followup event will be by donation at the door to cover hall rental, photocopying, and other expenses. Suggested: $5 TCCN members; $10 non-members.

RSVP

If you know you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can have some idea of how many to expect, but don’t let that stop you if you decide at the last minute to show up. See you there!

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St Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Architect Durrett draws 130 people interested in cohousing

With a stormy night predicted, TCCN volunteers worried that the severe weather might keep away some of the 70+ people who had pre-registered for the Charles Durrett event. The concerns were unfounded. Almost double that number showed up!

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Two books that Durrett has written were available at the event and sold quickly: Creating Cohousing as well as Senior Cohousing. Local bookstores where these can be found are: Magers & Quinn, Present Moment, the University of Minnesota Bookstore, and Common Good Books. Please patronize your local independent bookstore.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.

TCCN is grateful for the support of the Social Justice Committee of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis for co-sponsoring and helping us to publicize this opportunity.

Baby Boomers and GenXers drawn to new planned neighborhoods

Rather than passively concede to limited and isolating housing options designed by large dispassionate organizations, increasing numbers of Baby Boomers and GenXers are banding together to take matters into their own hands. Sept. 15, 2016 event

“On a cold winter day, I get home when it’s dark and it’s cold…and the lights are on in the common house, I can run in there, put my five dollars down, and have a wonderful meal with my neighbors.”–cohousing resident

Charles (Chuck) Durrett, of McCamant & Durrett Architects, will be in Minneapolis on Thursday, September 15, 2016 to highlight the increased interest in cohousing, explain what cohousing is and isn’t, and outline how to get started forming a community. Representatives of several Twin Cities groups that are in the very beginning stages of formation will be at the event, as will someone from Monterey Cohousing Community in St Louis Park.

Register today.

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Pedestrian pathways create a comfortable environment in many cohousing communities.