It’s That Time of the Year: Get on the Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Annual Spring Bus Tour, May 17

Join Mid-Atlantic Cohousing‘s Annual Spring Bus Tour on Saturday, May 17, 12:30 – 6:30PM. Visit three well-established cohousing communities in DC, Maryland and Virginia: Takoma Village, Eastern Village and Blueberry Hill. You’ll get a guided tour, presentation and Q&A at each community. Snacks and transportation are provided.

This tour always sells out. Get your seat now!

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It’s Cohousing Auction Time!

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The Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Bus Tour has been sold out for weeks, but there is one last opportunity to get a seat: check out the CohoUS auction!

The Cohousing Association of the US (CohoUS) is currently hosting an online auction until May 17, 2013, 11PM PST. Scan an intriguingly diverse lineup of national and local vacation trips & excursions, artwork & jewelry, professional consultations and coaching sessions, and — of course — overnight stays and tours of cohousing communities throughout the US, all from cohousers and cohousing communities across the US.

See what’s up for bid at http://auctions.readysetauction.com/cohousing/. Auction proceeds benefit CohoUS, a national, donor-based organization that advances cohousing by providing assistance to forming and existing cohousing communities.

newtcaofuslogo_sidebar_medFind a gift for family and friends, get something for yourself, or just make a donation and help CohoUS build a better society one neighborhood at a time.

Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Annual Spring Bus Tour: Sold Out!

2013MACBusTourSoldOutWe told you it would, and it did: The Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Annual Spring Bus Tour has SOLD OUT and it’s not even May. People are hungry to learn about community. (Speaking of hungry, I hear the folks at Liberty Village Cohousing are planning a delicious meal of locally grown fare for lunch during the tour.)

It is still possible to go on the tour, if you act fast. One of the tour attendees bought a couple of tickets but is now unavailable to attend. Contact kori [at] midAtlanticCohousing [dot] org ASAP to find out how to buy the tickets directly from the attendee.

Be an Early Bird for the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Annual Spring Bus Tour

Walking the pedestrian-friendly paths of a local cohousing community and conversing with the people who live there is, arguably, THE best way to get to know cohousing. One of the members of Good Tree Village went last year and it only stoked her desire to live in an intentional community.

Mid-Atlantic Cohousing’s Annual Spring Bus Tour is set to hit the road on Saturday, 18 May 2013 from 8:30AM – 6:30PM, visiting several cohousing communities throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Whether you’re just checking out the cohousing concept, need to talk with someone about how to create a cohousing community, or you’re ready to move into an existing cohousing neighborhood, MAC’s bus tour will be expedition well worth your time. Register before April 7 to get early-bird pricing.

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Exciting Land Purchase Opportunity for Good Tree Village

For-Sale-SignGood Tree Village has an intriguing opportunity to purchase a little more than 2-acres. This location would be excellent for Good Tree Village because it is:

  • very affordable,
  • large enough to build a cohousing community of 12 single-family homes and a shared common house,
  • adjacent to a well-established, safe and active neighborhood,
  • within 7 miles of Prince George’s Muslim Association,
  • near Cheverly Metro Station (orange line),
  • convenient to I-295/BW Parkway and US Route 50,
  • 7 miles to downtown DC (Union Station),
  • close to shopping (Aldi, Wegmans, Costco, Best Buy),
  • 5 miles to Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex

The owner is expecting offers within the next two weeks, so this opportunity requires a quick turnaround. If you are interested in joining Good Tree Village to create the first Muslim cohousing community in Prince George’s county or for more details, contact Ishaq at 301.337.7171.

Within Reach: a Couple’s Journey to Find Sustainable Community in the U.S.

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Experience and discuss the future of sustainable community with the movie Within Reach, followed by conversation with Associate Producer Raines Cohen, at a near-Metro cohousing community. Warm up after the #ForwardOnClimate 350.org rally at the White House (and maybe park there beforehand and Metro in to avoid downtown traffic/parking challenges) and meet cohousers and cohousing professionals visiting from all over. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Cohousing, the regional group providing education about community in the greater DC area.

Raines Cohen is a Cohousing Coach and Cohousing California / East Bay Cohousing regional organizer in Berkeley, California. Raines’ friends Amanda and Ryan set out to make a documentary of a trip seeking sustainable community, visiting 100 Ecovillages, cohousing neighborhoods, co-ops, group houses, and more, all across the country…6500 miles by bicycle! Watch the trailer:

The movie is now available for community screenings, after several years in development. It focuses on ten key communities, including cohousing and spiritual communities, and includes animations about sustainable community.

… one man in the Berkeley Fundraiser Preview Premiere audience stood up and said:
“I fell in love with this country again.”

… Betsy Morris of East Bay Cohousing writes:
“A fabulous and inspiring movie. A new take on the great American road trip.”

… Josh Harper of New Hope Community in Oakland, California said:
“I was so inspired by your film tonight. The world is longing to know the truth you reveal in your journey. May it be seen by many.”

Learn more about the film (and get your own screening kit for your community) at www.WithinReachMovie.com.

Doors open at 6:30PM, film rolls at 7PM, with conversation to follow.

Suggested Donation $15, or $10 for members of Mid-Atlantic Cohousing member groups.

RSVP via the DC cohousing MeetUp to get sent the address and directions:
http://www.meetup.com/Washington-DC-Area-Cohousing/events/104796162/

Have you seen our advertisement in the The Muslim Link?

Would you like to…
DESIGN a community that reflects your values.
SOCIALIZE and worship with your neighbors.
INTERACT across generational & cultural boundaries.
SHARE community meals & activities.

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We’re seeking families and singles of all kinds to create the first Muslim cohousing community in the DC area. We’ve put an advertisement in The Muslim Link — a bi-weekly newspaper that is distributed throughout the Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan Areas — in an effort to reach out to those who are looking for cohousing, but don’t know (yet) that such an incredible concept exists or that others in the area are working on creating a Muslim cohousing community locally.

JOIN Good Tree Village!
Contact us to join or learn more.
Do you have a friend who may be interested?
phone: 301.541.3223 (Kori) or 301.337.7171 (Ishaq)
email: GoodTreeVillage [at] gmail [dot] com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GoodTreeVillage