WOLF CREEK VILLAGE in Grass Valley, California, will complete the building of The Lodge for pro-active adults in the summer of 2012. The Commons, an intergenerational community, will begin construction upon completion of The Lodge.
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New Videos ~
A taste of cohousing - Privacy within the home and community on the doorstep.
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Cohousing Events ~
Cohousing Neighborhoods for Pro-active Adults
Senior Cohousing Forum
June 29 1:00-5:00pm
Are you wondering if senior cohousing is right for you? Are you asking, do I want intergenerational or adult-oriented living? Can I afford it? Could I live with other people after having my own home for so long? How do I find the right commuity for me?
Come explore this community housing option for pro-active adults. You will hear from Katie McCamant & Chuck Durrett, residents of Wolf Creek Lodge of Grass Valley & organizers of Phoenix Commons in Berkeley.
Come join us
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist at 1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA. $10 at the door (cash or check). Program will be followed by a social hour.
RSVP to Phoenix Commons 510-217-8527 or Email. Visit their website.
Wolf Creek Lodge
Pro-active adults are creating their own caring and supportive cohousing neighborhood in Grass Valley, CA.
Come visit the Lodge for an Open House, tour the few remaining homes that are for sale, attend a pot luck and visit with the residents. For more information and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at 800-558-3775.
Solar Readiness ~
Wolf Creek Lodge is Project of the Quarter for
"Energy News & Tech Tips"
California Multi-Family New Homes
has named Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley the Project of the Quarter for their "solar readiness" program. The project has incorporated passive solar heating, passive cooling, low electricity use, hydronic heating, low water use fixutres, dual flush toilets, and advanced framing using 25% to 40% less lumber than would normally be used. Go to Wolf Creek Lodge to learn more about this amazing community for active adults. See www.cmfnh.com for more information on California Multi-Family New Homes.
Book Just Released ~
Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by
Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett.
Introducing the new cohousing "bible" with many new North American case studies, design principles and sustainable design practices. More info on release events and how to order book. $32.95
In the News ~
"Shared Meals and Lives"
New York Times
August 22, 2011
Faced with the usual options for senior housing and elder care, some older adults are inventing their own grassroots versions - do-it-yourself senior living that's friendlier, more autonomous and less expensive. See article
"Older Adults Embrace the Cohousing Connection"
July 11, 2011
Grass Valley's Wolf Creek Lodge, with 30 residences designed for older adults, is on track to open next summer. It will be be the country's fourth elder cohousing complex, but according to the Cohousing Association of the United States, another dozen are in the planning stages. See article
The Los Angeles Times has published an article about Wolf Creek Lodge Cohousing in Grass Valley. The article describes the people and the process of building a dream community. It is a terrific article-- informative and interesting. read article
The Sierra Nevada Deep Ecology Institute recently awarded their Green Architect Award for 2009 to McCamant & Durrett Architects. According to the Institute, "M&D's dedication to sustainable building practices & cohousing has been an inspiration worldwide, & the local community has benefited greatly from their commitment to providing this service locally."