workshop for new cohousing groups
From: Rick Mockler (
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:50:43 -0700 (PDT)

Announcing a training for forming cohousing groups:  "Finding Land &
Getting It Built,"  Sat-Sun, Dec 3-4, 2005

Berkeley, CA




Kathryn McCamant, Principal for Development, The CoHousing Company

Rick Mockler, New Project Coordinator, Wonderland Hill Development Co.


The program includes:


The Development Process

*         The role of the developer and ways to partner   

*         Typical development stages and timelines 


Land Search & Acquisition

*         Evaluating sites for feasibility

*         Making a purchase offer

*         Partnering with brokers, master developers and others



*         Typical development costs

*         Roles of community members and outside investors

*         What can you afford?



*         Best practices from Denmark to America

*         The "Common House Game," a learning exercise


Working Together

*         Making decisions and working with consensus

*         Building a strong group to get the work done



Schedule:   Saturday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm.


Registration:  $290 per person until Nov 2, $350 per person beginning
Nov 3.  Groups receive a $100 per person discount after the first
registrant.  Send checks to The CoHousing Company, 241-B Commercial St,
Nevada City, CA  95959.


Training site is the MIG Conference Center, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley,
CA.  All participants will receive a binder with supporting materials.
Lunch will be provided.  


For more information, contact Nisanda Albaugh, (530) 265-9980,
nisanda.albaugh [at]





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