Category Archives: Cohousing

Open Hands barn-raising: beautiful, functional reuse

After seeing the Northfield News photo essay on the Open Hands Farm barn-raising a few weeks ago, I knew I needed to swing by to see what was happening. I’m a huge fan of locally-produced food, old timber-frame barns and reuse of construction materials. What’s not to like?!? I walked the 2.5 miles from my [...]

It’s the local economy, stupid: cohousing event at The Grand

If you like great (local!) food, great (local!) music, and innovative (local!) housing solutions, you owe it to yourself to check out Friday evening’s happening at the Grand Event Center, Cohousing: Pushing the Sustainable Neighborhood Development Envelope, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Zillionaires, featuring the dynamic Northfield wife/husband duo of Wendy Smith (guitar, accordion, vocals) [...]

One day until Getting It Built Cohousing Workshop early registration deadline

It’s only one day until the early registration deadline for the November 8th-9th Getting It Built Cohousing Workshop! This is a golden opportunity to get an intensive introduction to what it takes to get a cohousing project built from cohousing pioneers Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, who have been involved in the design and development [...]

Cohousing pioneers coming to Northfield!

Buffalo Commons Cohousing is thrilled to be bringing nationally renowned cohousing pioneers Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett (of CoHousing Partners and McCamant & Durrett Architects) to Northfield for two cohousing educational events. The Cohousing Association of the United States describes cohousing as “a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design [...]

Bringing cohousing to Northfield

I took a trip to California recently in pursuit of my goal of developing a carbon-neutral cohousing project on the outskirts of Northfield. A sizable group of potential cohousers has been meeting here since I first introduced the concept at an April 30th meeting. I’ve learned the past few months that most people are unfamiliar [...]