Discussion Discussion: What’s the point of it all?

Discussion: What’s the point of it all?

Rob Crittenden I recently read a piece by Karen Gimnig HERE that discussed the practice of community ‘work days’ or as others might know them ‘working bees’. She asked the simple question of why do we have them? The obvious answer seemed to be, so that we can work together and get things done in …

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Events Event: Sustainable Living Festival – Big Weekend

Event: Sustainable Living Festival – Big Weekend

Come and visit our booth this weekend (08-10 Feb 19) down near Fed Square by the river. Thank you to Neha Nagarkar for our beautiful new brochure (below). Neha recently graduated from Melbourne University Masters of Architecture and undertook both the Cohome Studio and Regenerating Sustainability subjects focusing on community development and cohousing.

Events Event: Housing for Degrowth

Event: Housing for Degrowth

Centre for Urban Research: RMIT University presents: After a European tour of 27 events, Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities lands in Melbourne. Guided by the lead editor Anitra Nelson and the Director of RMIT Centre for Urban Research Jago Dodson, a panel including Libby Robin (ANU), Brendan Gleeson (University of Melbourne) and Terry Leahy …

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Events Event: Doomsday prepping for the socially convivial

Event: Doomsday prepping for the socially convivial

Cohousing Australia & Biomimicry Australia presents: Not feeling like a bunker and weapons is really your style? Looking for a prepping solution that is more like a joyous festival of meaningful collaborative action? Now is the time to prep for the future you don’t want while creating the future you do! Come and explore the …

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Events Event: Our Housing Future is Collaborative

Event: Our Housing Future is Collaborative

888 & Cohousing Australia presents: What are the housing alternatives of the future? Come and find out about cohousing and why everyone is talking about it. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the value of community living and resource sharing. Find out how cohousing and alternative ownership models can lift community engagement and build …

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Project Snapshots Project Snapshot: Co-West Cohousing

Project Snapshot: Co-West Cohousing

Stage – Co-West are building their community while discussing possibilities and negotiating partnerships with community based Developers. They currently have two sites under investigation. Size – Up to 30 private dwellings. A mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments over 2/3 levels. Description – Co-West has been exploring and refining all aspects of their …

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Project Snapshots Project Snapshot: Cohousing Banyule

Project Snapshot: Cohousing Banyule

Cohousing Banyule was started in the City of Banyule as a group of people who want to be part of a better model for living – an intentional, multi-generational, diverse and sustainable community. They have a good relationship with Banyule Council who are very supportive of Cohousing and have included Cohousing in its Council Plan and …

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Project Snapshots Project Snapshot: WinC – Older Women in Cohousing

Project Snapshot: WinC – Older Women in Cohousing

Stage – The group is well underway after 18 months of planning. They are getting ready to purchase land and are now doing the participatory design stage, working with an architect and Women’s Property Initiatives to create the designs for the site, Commonhouse and homes. Size – 25 homes (studio, 1&2 bdrm), Commonhouse and permacultured …

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Project Snapshots Project Snapshot: Moora Moora

Project Snapshot: Moora Moora

Established in 1974 outside Healesville Victoria Moora Moora have around 50 members in 30 households clustered on their mountaintop of 240 h. Age range early 30s to early 90s, with most homes owner-built. Never grid-connected, solar and wind since the 70s. Our primary aims are social, educational and ecological. We live more interdependently with others …

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Project Snapshots Project Snapshot: The Digs

Project Snapshot: The Digs

Stage: About to start buildingSize: 8 dwellings Brief Description: The Digs is a new cohousing development in Frankston consisting of 8 x 2 bedroom dwellings, a common house and some other common facilities on a 1600m2 block.   The building design has tried to find a balance between sustainability, quality, durability, beauty and cost.  Design …

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