Mid-Atlantic Cohousing (MAC) is a non-profit regional resource for individuals seeking cohousing and for existing and developing cohousing communities. MAC serves communities located in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and Pennsylvania and … sometimes … North Carolina! MAC collaborates on projects that address common needs of cohousers and soon-to-be cohousers as well as folks just beginning their inquiry into community living.
Mid-Atlantic Cohousing is organized for the expressed purpose of educating and informing the public at large and those folks actively engaged in cohousing about the benefits and challenges of forming, building and living in cohousing.
To this end MAC gives presentations, staffs booths at public venues such as the annual Green Festival in Washington, DC, distributes literature, maintains a website and annually schedules a bus tour of several cohousing communities in our region to educate folks new to cohousing.
MAC provides training workshops on issues of concern to people already engaged in cohousing such as governance, mediation, workshare, facilitation, meeting management, facilities management, etc. We also support community building events such as picnics, “Family Days” and other recreational activities that bring together both folks engaged in cohousing and those members of the public at large wanting to learn more about cohousing. Contact us at 703-596-2646 for information about our activities, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership in MAC is by community. Dues cover a calendar year beginning Jan. 1. New community membership is $250.00 which includes the first year dues. (June 1 or later $175.00.) Thereafter, dues are $100.00 per year. Each community must also appoint at least one (or more!) MAC representative to be on the MAC email list who agrees to forward information from MAC to their community and to be on a 1 hour phone call per month. And if possible to attend a quarterly four hour face to face meeting. All MAC business is conducted during these phone calls and face to face meetings.
Make your check payable to MAC, and send it to:
C/O Martie Weatherly
9138 Liberty Village Way,
Union Bridge, MD 21791
Cohousing offers a return to smaller, safer neighborhoods where people know each other. While each home is self sufficient and has a complete kitchen, resident-cooked dinners are available in the “common house” for those who choose to participate.
First established in Denmark, cohousing has become popular in the USA. Our neighborhoods are designed, planned, and managed with a high degree of resident participation. Residents include a mix of singles, couples, families, and elders. Cohousing projects do not promote any ideology.
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See our “Member Communities” page to view a complete list and map with links to all MAC member websites.