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bellingham_cohousing-01What is Bellingham Cohousing?

We are an intergenerational and collaborative community of 33 households. Our design allows for both privacy (with individual condos) and shared spaces for social interaction. Our ongoing goals are creating a real community and living a bit more lightly on the earth.

What do I commit to if I buy or rent?

You commit to living as a part of a community with its enormous benefits and real obligations. You commit to 9 hours a month of community participation from a broad array of choices. It could be participating in a landscape work party, cooking as part of a meal team, or serving on a committee, etc. You commit to participating in community decisions through a consensus process.

What are the benefits?

Each community member would answer this a bit differently. Most would agree that high points range from weekly community meals and occasional celebrations to easy going help from your neighbors if you need a ride to the airport or a supportive hand during a personal hard patch. We all find that the more we put into the community the more we get out of it.

What are the shared spaces?

The heart of our shared space is the common house with a large kitchen and dining/gathering area, two living rooms, guest rooms, a play room, and an office. In addition, we have a large workshop, a hot tub, a play field, a large room for exercise and other activities, and a wetland where we feel nature close to us.


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Being part of a cohousing community is an enriching and wonderful experience and so that's why we're excited that PathHome is working to help new cohousing communities to get started in Bellingham! ...

Finding Community: Cohousing Opportunities In Bellingham

July 29, 2017, 10:00am - July 29, 2017, 12:00pm

The typical lifestyle in North America is both isolating and environmentally harmful. Cohousing addresses these problems by bringing people together to share resources as well as providing opportunities for enriching social interaction. In addition to an abundance of shared space, the cohousing model also offers privacy to its members, as each household is a private residence. Cohousing began in Denmark and made it's way to the U.S. in the early 90's. Bellingham Cohousing was the first development of this type in the area and was built in 2000. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in cohousing as more people are looking for a community to be part of while at the same time living an eco-friendly lifestyle. To meet this demand, a new cohousing development in Happy Valley is in the works. If you're interested in learning more about the lifestyle and benefits of cohousing as well as opportunities to help found this new cohousing development, then don't miss this event! Schedule: * Social Hour Meet & Greet @ 10am * Info Session: Cohousing Opportunities @ 11am The host for this event is Rhys Faler. To answer development-related questions, members of the Terra Communities team will also be in attendance. ---------------------------------------------------------- *** If you won't be in Bellingham on Saturday, July 29th, but are interested in attending, then don't worry. We've arranged for a live webcast of the info session portion of the event. Of course you'll miss out on the social hour from 10-11am, but experiencing some of the event is better than none! If you plan to watch the live webcast, make sure to register for it so that you will receive the link to view the webcast. ---------------------------------------------------------- About Terra Communities Terra Communities is a woman-owned development team and an entity created out of strategic partnerships with a common goal. Each women member brings to the group specialized skills to aid in the development of community-centered housing projects. We have a vision for a sustainable future and value triple bottom line principles in all that we do. Team Members: * Rose Lathrop, Land-use Planning * Colleen Mitchell, Civil Engineering * Deborah Todd, Master Planning & Design ---------------------------------------------------------- About PathHome PathHome is a nonprofit organization that's working to support both forming and established intentional communities in the Bellingham, Washington area.

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In this article (bit.ly/2un1GbA), Mulu Belay, owner of Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine shares how living at Bellingham Cohousing was instrumental to her success in opening her own restaurant and writing her book on Ethiopian cuisine ...

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