Membership Opportunity: a single room is available in a 2-bedroom unit

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 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.

If you're close to Bellingham, you can hear her speak at the Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption event on Tuesday, March 21st. If you're interested in learning more about her perspective, check out her TED Talk:
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Theme for March 24th: "Are Conversations About Sex Still Taboo?"

TED Talks are a great way to learn something new, become
inspired, or understand a different perspective. The format for the
showcase will be to watch each talk and take up to 20 minutes
after each one for group dialog.

The theme for March will be "Are Conversations About Sex Still
Taboo?" and has been chosen in recognition of the fact that
without good conversation, problems will always arise and so the
TED Talks as well as our discussions will be exploring how this fact relates to sexuality in our modern world.

As always, it's perfectly acceptable to drop in whenever you're
available -- it's an à la carte kind of evening!

Event schedule:
5:00pm - Arrive early and hang out
5:30pm - Potluck
6:30pm - TED Talk Showcase / Kids movie in the North Room

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For parents of younger children:

We'll be showing a child-appropriate movie in the North room. Additionally, there is also a well-contained playroom right next to where the kids' movie will be shown, so there should be a good range of things to keep them entertained. If the number of children and their ages warrant it, we'll hire a childcare provider for the evening and if we do so, we'll ask parents to chip in a few dollars per child that needs supervision. So if you plan to bring your children, please email Rhys at rhys@taliesin-collective.org well enough in advance for us to accomodate your kids. Thanks!
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March TED Talk Showcase

March 24, 2017, 5:30pm - March 24, 2017, 8:30pm

Theme for March 24th: "Are Conversations About Sex Still Taboo?" TED Talks are a great way to learn something new, become inspired, or understand a different perspective. The format for the showcase will be to watch each talk and take up to 20 minutes after each one for group dialog. The theme for March will be "Are Conversations About Sex Still Taboo?" and has been chosen in recognition of the fact that without good conversation, problems will always arise and so the TED Talks as well as our discussions will be exploring how this fact relates to sexuality in our modern world. As always, it's perfectly acceptable to drop in whenever you're available -- it's an à la carte kind of evening! Event schedule: 5:00pm - Arrive early and hang out 5:30pm - Potluck 6:30pm - TED Talk Showcase / Kids movie in the North Room ---------- For parents of younger children: We'll be showing a child-appropriate movie in the North room. Additionally, there is also a well-contained playroom right next to where the kids' movie will be shown, so there should be a good range of things to keep them entertained. If the number of children and their ages warrant it, we'll hire a childcare provider for the evening and if we do so, we'll ask parents to chip in a few dollars per child that needs supervision. So if you plan to bring your children, please email Rhys at rhys@taliesin-collective.org well enough in advance for us to accomodate your kids. Thanks!

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