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What would it feel like to live in a community of friends?

What it is like living in a community of people who share similar interests?

A Cohousing Community

At this month’s Gathering of Men, we have the special opportunity to hear about Cohousing and living in community. Cohousing is a modern alternative to an old-fashioned neighborhood characterized by private homes clustered around common space with a culture of sharing and caring.

Cohousing communities are part of the new cooperative economy and are expected to rapidly expand as individuals and families seek to live more sustainably and in community with neighbors. In 25 years, more than 160 communities have been established in the U.S. with more than a hundred in progress. Small and large, urban and rural, newly built and retrofits, these communities have consistently been at the forefront of environmental and socially sustainable neighborhoods. This is the housing wave of the future!

We are fortunate to have Alice Alexander, Executive Director of Cohousing Association of the U.S. for our speaker this month. She will be accompanied by her neighbors Doug Henderson-James and David Scheidt, co-founders of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community. They will give us a great perspective of what cohousing is, and what it is like to live in a cohousing community. 

This month is one of those special Gathering of Men meetings that are open to women, so bring your partners, wives and friends for this presentation.

Where: Community United Church of Christ (Fellowship Hall)

814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh NC 27607

(Southeast corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail)

This program is sponsored by the Triangle community of The Men’s Council (TMC) and ManKind Project (MKP). 

 

Earlier Event: March 26
Cohousing tour #2
Later Event: April 3
Brainstorming Meeting