The Cohouseholding Project
This non-profit program is under the auspices of the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), a national, non-profit organization. The FIC organized as a 501(3)c and your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
The purpose of this collaborative project is to define, support, and promote a sustainable model for sharing homes which have, generally, been designed for single families. We are integrating hard-won knowledge from existing coop houses and collectives, as well as cohousing and intentional communities. Our research also draws from organized home share programs and aligned experts, including attorneys, architects, real estate professionals, investors, and community activists.
We’re creating a replicable model that new shared households can use. Our intention is to provide an ‘operating system’ or infrastructure that can help cohouseholds use the collective knowledge and experience as they build their own, unique cultures.
This project was conceived in early 2011 by Oz Ragland, after he retired from his role as the Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US). Marilyn Hanna-Myrick joined the project team in 2012. In late 2012, we began active research, including shared household visits and started forming our advisory board.
This project is in the early stages and the scope of its work is still being defined.
Ultimately, our intention is to offer free, community-generated information, which is complemented by a variety of resources and services, including this website, the book, Cohouseholding: the shared household solution. and targeted services - which are yet to be defined.
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