So you want to live in cohousing, but there is nothing available that suits your needs in your region. How do people get a new community off the ground? Many groups think people will show up as soon as they have property but they must first cultivate a local market.
Katie and Erin will cover the most effective ways to launch a new community and make the most of the first year. They’ll explain how to build the market for cohousing in your region, early-stage marketing strategies, and get your community ready to look for land.
Katie and Erin draw from the years of experience working with groups to launch their communities.
Recording is now available
$60 (FREE for partners)
Katie leads CoHousing Solutions. She brings the depth and diversity of her experience as an architect, developer, and cohousing resident to her clients. She lived in Doyle Street Cohousing in Emeryville, CA, for 12 years, and now lives in Nevada City Cohousing in the Sierra Foothills. Both communities she founded.
Katie is a licensed architect and coauthor of the authoritative book on cohousing, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, which introduced this housing model to North America. Katie co-founded McCamant & Durrett Architects / The CoHousing Company with Charles Durrett, in 1987, and partnered with developer, Jim Leach, on numerous projects. Since then, Katie has designed and developed dozens of cohousing communities in the United States and Canada. Read more about Katie
As Marketing & Outreach Coordinator for CoHousing Solutions, Erin wears many hats. She is responsible for marketing efforts including developing and maintaining websites, social media profiles, newsletters, and more. Erin provides her graphic design, outreach and writing skills to communities in formation, aiding them with recruitment, publicity and branding. She’s passionate about sustainable living and loves using her skills to help new cohousing communities come to life. Off the clock, Erin is probably reading in her hammock, crocheting or spending time with friends and family.