• Grace Kim, renowned coho architect live via Zoom, May11
  • NEW - Story Circles with Lynn Englund - Thurs., March 24
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Catalyzing cohousing in Minnesota

March 2022

Story Circles now on Zoom, Mar 24th - there's room for you

Lynn Englund's story circles, with three related events, now on Zoom. First session: Thurs., March 24, 2022 from 7-8:30 pm. Enter a space of deep sharing with others. Attend one or all three. Details on event site. More below.

Grace Kim, renowned cohousing architect to speak 


Minnesota exclusive, live on Zoom with Q&A


SAVE THE DATE - Wed., May 11, 2022 or register now (free)

The first in a bold series to bring you
the professionals who make cohousing happen

This will be a rare private engagement via Zoom with architect Grace Kim, principal of Schemata Workshop, who co-founded Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, a mixed-use project in Seattle, and has designed cohousing communities and other multifamily buildings with a human-centric approach. There will be time for Q&A.

View Grace Kim's TED Talk on cohousing (2+ million views)

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Photo courtesy Grace Kim

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is pleased to present this, the first in our new Meet the Professionals series.

Free to attend. Thank you to our generous individual donors. You encourage us to continue this work!

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Cedar Cohousing's next online event - Sat., April 2

"The value of cohousing and the cost of buying in”

Cedar Cohousing LLC, a group that is organizing for an urban transit-oriented cohousing community, is offering a Zoom introductory session Sat., April 2, 2022 at 10 am CDT.

After sharing their statement of values, organizers will highlight the benefits of living in an intentional community that has private units unified around common amenities, which gives each member more for less.

There will be updates on the properties being considered as a location for their prospective community.

Link provided to those who preregister to attend here.

More info about Cedar Cohousing core at the group's website

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Photo credit: Becca Brackett. On a cohousing tour with the national coho conf in Portland, 2019.

More about Story Circles starting March 24th 

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Photo by from Pexels

Lynn Englund's story circle events, this time three events with a cohesive theme, Explore the Appeal of Cohousing, now on Zoom. First session: Thurs., March 24, 2022 from 7-8:30 pm. Story Circles give us the opportunity to get beyond surface level conversations into a place where we can share experiences from and about our lives with others. Attend one, or attend them all. Preregistration required. Other dates: March 31, April 7. Details, attendance guidelines & registration on Story Circles website
Lynn Englund, PhD, is a trained and experienced story circles facilitator. Lynn says, "Free-will donations by attendees to Twin Cities Cohousing Network are appreciated to support the technologies that allow us to do this work."

Group campsite for an affordable national coho conf trip

Madison, WI August 25-28, 2022 - CohousingUS National Conference

Summer is on its way. Would you like to save money on attending the August 25-28 CohousingUS Conference in Madison? Do you like to camp out in tents?

Becca Brackett and Fred Olson have reserved a group camping area in a Dane County park. It's about 5 miles from the conference hotel and is on a bike trail leading to the downtown. There's space for 25 people who bring their own tents. They would like to give Minnesotans, and Twin Cities Cohousing Network friends in particular, the first chance to camp with them. 

Some cooperative assistance in getting set up should be feasible, in case you are fairly new to camping. Basic suggested gear lists will be available. You may view Dane County Park camping rules here.

The fee will be about $10-12 per night for a spot for a single/couple in one tent, depending on how many people participate. Call Fred or Becca @ 612-588-9532 to reserve a spot, or email with "camping" in the subject line.

Fred and Becca would like to suggest some cooperative group meal planning, especially for breakfasts. (It's good practice for cohousing!)

The next Zoom info session for our Minnesota contingent's developing plans to attend the conference--whether you'll be camping or not--will be posted to the Cohousing Meetup Group. Watch that for an announcement.

There will be several more such meetings. Pre-registration is required. 
tents, grass, sky and a tree
illustration by Kathy Ahlers: "I know you could do better. Please volunteer!"

Core group contact page

See a list of core groups with contact information on our website,, including a multi-generational MSP urban group, a seniors 50+ group in the Twin Cities, and a forming group in Duluth. Link.

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catalyze, v.

• to cause or accelerate a reaction
• to cause an action or process to begin

The Twin Cities Cohousing Network board is working hard to lay the groundwork for effectively catalyzing affordable, efficient, equitable cohousing.

We invite you to find a role--large or small--and partner with us. What can we do together?

It's a long game and the purposes includes building community, advancing justice and amplifying the potential for generational wealth-building along the way. Connect today via our contact page.

Deadline for next TCCN News--March 27

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