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!
Harrisonburg Cohousing is Mid Atlantic Cohousing's newest member community! Welcome!
The folks at Harrisonburg Cohousing are building an intergenerational cohousing neighborhood in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Harrisonburg is a thriving small city in the Blue Ridge mountains with great nearby hiking and biking, and easy access to world-class performing arts through the James Madison University Forbes Center.
Harrisonburg has a very diverse population, with more than 50 languages spoken by incoming kindergarteners, and strong social justice vibe from the local universities and Mennonite populations. In 2017, National Geographic listed Harrisonburg as one of their “20 Best Mountain Bike Towns”, Southern Living named it in their list of “15 Affordable Small Towns we Love”, and Forbes said it's “One of the Best 25 places to Retire”.
Go for a visit, and let the members show you around town and take you on a tour of their 5.4 acre property.
The Birds’ Nest: Baltimore Senior Cohousing
A forming community in the Baltimore, Maryland area, The Bird's Next 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:
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!
Emerson Commons has begun construction on its 26 unit community in Crozet, Virginia! The first homes will be completed by Spring 2018. Take a look at this elegant 3D animation of its neighborhood!
Check out the cohousing communities in your local area. Many cohousing groups are organizing events celebrating this annual Open House event.
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.