Twin Cities Cohousing Network has big ideas for 2024. Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 21 on Zoom event for a special listening session. We want to hear to your feedback about ideas we are considering for 2024 and your suggestions for how to get cohousing communities built!
Twin Cities Cohousing Network has big ideas for 2024.
Registration is required to receive your Zoom link
The volunteers who organize and run Twin Cities Cohousing Network are seeking your input on how TCCN can best assist groups aspiring to build new cohousing communities. Here are two new ideas we are considering:
The first is expanding our scope from the Twin Cities to all of Minnesota. Get a peek at our proposed new name and let us know if you think this change is a good idea and how we should start connecting with others across the state.
Second, would small in-person discussion circles with friends, and friends of friends, be more likely to build energy for cohousing than large Zoom events? Learn about a proposed program that could take place among small groups of people located anywhere in Minnesota. Provide your feedback to help it succeed.
There will be small group discussions, and your questions and will be addressed. And please bring your ideas for future topics!”
Socialize in-person with others interested in cohousing at TCCN’s annual picnic held in St. Paul, MN.
FREE to attend Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Como Park picnic shelter 6:00-8:00 PM
Bring your favorite picnic foods, beverages and utensils for a picnic with Twin Cities Cohousing Network volunteers and other cohousing supporters and share in an evening of connection and fun at a quaint open-sided picnic shelter in St. Paul’s Como Park. (Map of west picnic shelter location.)
Look for TCCN’s banner at the picnic area on the west side of the park located at 1300 Midway Parkway, east of Hamline Avenue, near the mini golf course and children’s playground. Bathrooms are located near the picnic shelter. Picnic parking is first come first serve.
Families, friends, and children welcome! Meet and greet others with an interest in building and living in cohousing communities in Minnesota.
Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) has partnered with The Cohousing Association of the United States (CohoUS). This partnership offers TCCN’s partnership supporters access to all CohoUS recordings, events, and resources during 2022 with an annual gift of $60 or more. (The Cohousing US individual partnership fee is $150; joining with TCCN is a savings of $90 per calendar year.)
St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 1500 Franklin Ave SE · Minneapolis, MN (east side of the river)
Local organizer Dylan Linet will be speaking on the potential of Tiny Houses to provide low-cost housing communities. He is a member of the Twin Cities Ecovillage. A proposal for an Envision Community of tiny homes to address homelessness was recently covered by Minnesota Public Radio.
Tiny houses are just one form of community. Are you looking for more connectedness and social community in your life? Consider making your next neighborhood a cohousing community. It’s a great time to get involved and start designing an intentional housing development with your future neighbors.
Register now for this chance to connect to learn about tiny houses and connect with others seeking more satisfying, stable and interconnected forms of housing.
Speaker: Barbara Bailey, Partnership for Affordable Cohousing
Many people wonder if affordable cohousing is an unreachable ideal. Barbara Bailey, Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing, is coming up from Iowa to talk with us on Sept. 19th about why and how it is feasible.
Barbara recently retired from The Housing Fellowship, a non-profit affordable housing developer, where she worked first as an independent accounting professional, and then as the finance manager. She worked in the fields of non-profit business and financial management for more than 35 years, and is certified by the National Development Council as a Housing Development Finance Professional. Barbara lives in Prairie Hill Cohousing a community that she helped found in Iowa City, IA.
Register to attend and engage with our guest speaker as she provides ideas for bringing cohousing within reach of people with modest means. We hope you will contribute some of your own ideas and questions to the discussion following the presentation.
Doors open 5:30 pm
Optional potluck 6:00 pm (please bring a dish to share)
Program 6:45 – 8:15 pm
Clean up 8:30-9:00 pm