NATIONAL COHOUSING OPEN HOUSE DAY IN MADISON
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Arboretum Cohousing, Village Cohousing, Troy Gardens Cohousing and the now forming Union Corners Cohousing will host a collaborative open house at Arboretum Cohousing. Discussions with cohousing members, displays, maps, refreshments, children’s play spaces, and sales information will be featured. Tours of Arboretum Cohousing and nearby Village Cohousing will be ongoing from 12-4 PM. A tour of Troy Gardens will begin at 3pm.
Arboretum Cohousing (Arbco) is a member developed and member managed community of 40 households located in the center of Madison. As a cohousing community, we work together, frequently eat together, and make decisions about the community using a consensus process.
Some thoughts from members
Cohousing is …
A community of friends, family and neighbors.
Not for sissies.
Surprising things about cohousing…
There is always someone who knows the answer.
How much fun it is.
How much I enjoy the kids and chickens.
How many community and public events we have.
How much work it takes.
People will actually eat lentil loaf.
It’s all surprising!
Commonly heard phrases at Arbco…
A week without a meeting just wouldn’t feel right.
Has anyone seen the …..?
Can anyone take me to the airport … bus … game … rally?
What NOT to do at Arbco….
Sweat the small stuff.
Move the recliner.
Feed onions to the chickens.
If Arbcoteers were animals, they would be…
Badgers … termites… bees… meerkats … prairie dogs … herds of cats.