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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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Ma'ikwe Ludwig, author of the newly-released book, "Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption" will be in Downtown Bellingham on Tuesday September 12th to share insights and perspective on how we can work together to create a future that allows both people and planet to thrive. ...

Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption

September 12, 2017, 6:30pm - September 12, 2017, 8:00pm

Ma'ikwe Ludwig will be at the Localgroup Studio in Downtown Bellingham on Tuesday September 12th to speak about her timely and powerful new book, "Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption". --------------------------------------------------- About the book: What if community is the solution? Real hope comes from looking unflinchingly at our current circumstances and then committing wholeheartedly to creative action. Never has that been more urgently needed than right now, with the climate crisis looming larger every day. This book advocates for citizen-led, community-based action first and foremost: why wait for the government when you can take action today, with your neighbors? From small solutions to the full re-invention of the systems we find ourselves in, this book mixes anecdote with data-based research to bring you a wide range of options that all embody compassion, creativity and cooperation. About the author: Ma'ikwe Ludwig is a cooperative culture pioneer, and long-time advocate for intentional community and sustainability. She is a teacher, public speaker, writer and consultant for communities and social change organizations, and makes her home in Laramie, WY with fellow ecovillage folks. Learn more about her work at Reviews: "When people ask me where to move to escape climate change, I tell them there's no escape and that the thing to look for is a strong community. This book explains how to build that kind of community anywhere--it's a manual for the future." ~ Bill McKibben, Author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "Is it possible to jettison our current system of exploitation and environmental destruction, and create a new system, that is not only sustainable but affords us a comfortable and fulfilling life? The answer is a resounding yes. Ma'ikwe Ludwig eloquently reminds us how the way is fraught with challenges and shows us how to conquer them. This is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of the human race." ~ Chong Kee Tan, PhD, Founder of Bay Bucks --------------------------------------------------- Book Title: Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption Author: Ma'ikwe Ludwig ISBN: 978-0971826472 Publisher: Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) Published on: April 22nd, 2017

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