Welcome! Mid Atlantic Cohousing (MAC) is a consortium of built, building or forming cohousing communities from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Seeking to serve all who live, play or work in cohousing, our borders are permeable enough to include YOUR community!
THE 2017 NATIONAL COHOUSING CONFERENCE May 19-21, 2017 promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities.
Be sure to check out the pre-conference intensive workshops May 18-19, 2017.
THE CONFERENCE WILL COVER cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sustainability and resiliency in both living green through energy efficiency, shared resources, and greener building, to how community sustains us for measurably healthier lifestyles.
The program will offer a tantalizing soup to nuts menu of session choices—something for everyone: those who are living it, those who are developing it, and those who are just dreaming about it. And with all of that there will still be plenty of time for conversations in the hallways, tours, and FUN!
The Birds’ Nest: Baltimore Senior Cohousing
Our newest forming cohousing community is our first SENIOR community. Here's what they say:
We are in the very earliest phases of bringing together a critical mass of people interested in designing and building a senior cohousing community in the Baltimore area.
Our mission is guided by the following principles:
News from Heathcote Community: This 50-year old intentional community and permaculture demonstration farm, is having a VISITOR'S DAY! Visit them on Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:30am to 7:30pm. And ... they have a NEW VIDEO!
Charles Curtiss was a musician, a Montessori teacher, an advocate for social and ecological justice, and a pillar of Heathcote Community
for 21 years. As a special tribute to Curtiss there is an issue of Green Revolution featuring articles, remembrances, poems and photos of Charles available online. Click here. A limited number of hard copies are available. If you would like one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
John Vargas Eddy is a new provisional member at Heathcote who organized a team of experts to educate and intervene in the diabetes epidemic through lifestyle approaches. His organization, E4 Diabetes Solutions, provides both free education and paid lifestyle programs to reduce and reverse diabetes. Click Here for a free e-book and video, The 3 Big Myths of Type 2 Diabetes.
He also has resources for understanding how fasting blood sugar levels as low as 85 start to increase heart attack risks and how to prevent them. If you or anyone you know could benefit from this information, it is all accessible after signing up at the link above.
The National Geographic (online) has a lovely article by Christina Nunez on how cohousing communities save energy while fostering a greater connection among residents. She focuses on The EcoVillage of Ithaca NY and Belfast EcoVillage in Maine. Takoma Village in Washington, DC gets a nice mention. Right under the headline is an impossibly dramatic "winter spiral" photo taken at the EcoVillage in Ithaca.
Life Edited eNewsletter just ran an extensive article on cohousing featuring Durham Central Park Cohousing! Be sure to subscribe to the Life Edited!
Are you considering building a cohousing community? Trying to interest a developer in taking on your project? Let us help you! Check out the handbook and DVD produced by MAC targeted to developers showing them how to integrate cohousing into their housing mix. Building Sustainable Communities for Today's Housing Market has detailed interviews and information from the top three cohousing developers in the US. Order from us today!
Spring Clean Up Shepherd Village
Springtime Hundredfold Farm
Eastern Village Planning Meeting
Mid Atlantic Cohousing is deeply involved in teaching the art of living in community. We are committed to the profound work of creating a sustainable society, one neighborhood at a time. In a world that often seems disparate, we take on the challenges of providing space and time that foster connection. To this end we provide direct educational services to our member communities. We also educate and inform the public about cohousing. Each year we provide an array of educational and informational events for member communities as well as those open to the public.