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Transition Whatcom's Great Unleashing "Community Living Working Group" welcomes all to share ideas, inspiration and resources for Co-housing, Cooperative Living and Ecovillage development here.

Location: Bellingham
Members: 68
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2016

" If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

- Al Gore

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Wanted: Land For Rent, to park tiny house and garden

Started by Tiffany Marie Geaudreau Jul 8, 2016. 0 Replies

I'm helping my mother, Celeste, find a new place to live.  She sold her house in Spokane and is Moving to the Bellingham area and set up her tiny house in a Long-Term Rental situation.The Tiny House…Continue

Tags: rent, land, house, tiny

Rental Opportunity at Inspiration Farm

Started by Brian Kerkvliet. Last reply by Brian Kerkvliet May 2, 2015. 2 Replies

Newly remodeled beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1200 square foot home on 1 acre. On Laurel Rd. between Guide Meridian and Hannegan Rd. Bright and sunny, with good southern exposure. Nice pastoral views.…Continue

Cohousing Study Group 1 2014 - Aging Successfully

Started by Basha Osinski Aug 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Re: “Aging Successfully 2014,” October 6 – 10 We're on fire to get senior cohousing communities built at a faster pace.  Join us for Aging Successfully 2014 this October 6–10 in Nevada City,…Continue

Dedicated Family seeking community/place to build a structure

Started by Nicole Styles Oct 29, 2013. 0 Replies

The Styles Family is ready to live in a sustainable structure that we build ourselves, to be the change we wish to see in the world. But we have no land of our own and are seeking the right space to…Continue

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Comment by Renata Beata Kowalczyk on May 28, 2010 at 5:01pm
I have another recommendation for a study group: taking an inventory of resources we can offer towards community living. As we went around the circle yesterday I was present to the breath and wealth of resources that we each can offer towards creation of various community living projects: land, group facilitation/NVC, bio-conversions, permaculture, cash....
Comment by Cindi Landreth on May 28, 2010 at 2:06pm
I love the idea, too, Chris. And have a suggestion - why don't we use the 'Discussion Forum' for each of these study groups? Each study or project group could form a 'Discussion' and communicate to each other and all of us that way. Another topic might be keeping us all informed of speakers/workshops that are or could be available to us to attend, read, or inspire to come to Whatcom County, etc....
Comment by Renata Beata Kowalczyk on May 28, 2010 at 2:00pm
I love the idea Chris!
As a fin person, I am up for researching the self directed IRAs, as well as other topics, including group facilitation/communication tools.
Comment by Chris Wolf on May 28, 2010 at 1:36pm
Thanks for the great meeting last night, all you wonderful people!! Here is a thought I am having today-- maybe it would be cool for us to have some "Study groups" on different community-related topics. For example, a few of us might want to study Self-Directed IRA's (investing your retirement $ in land) and report back to the larger group what we learn. Others may want to research communication tools for groups... or land use/zoning/building code issues for Bellingham and Whatcom County... or different community structures that work... etc. People could participate in a study group they are passionate about (or not) and all of us would benefit from all the knowledge! I'll bring it up at our potluck in 2 weeks at Travis's house.
Comment by Renata Beata Kowalczyk on May 28, 2010 at 1:16pm
What a great meeting yesterday! Looking forward to the next oe on June 10th at 5:30pm.
Below are some useful links...
http://www.DianaLeafeChristian.org
http://www.EcovillageNews.org
http://www.Earthaven.org
http://www.ic.org/
http://www.cohousing.org/
http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/index.htm
Comment by Alan Seid on May 26, 2010 at 11:22pm
In case anyone on this list is interested: there are about 6 properties for sale right on my road (which is a no outlet road) - Wheeler Rd, where Bodhi Creek Farm and Singing Water Sanctuary are located. There are four 20-acre parcels and two 5-acre parcels, all with varying conditions as far as buildings, infrastructure, etc. Please contact me if you want more info: 599-2134 or alan@bodhicreek.org
Comment by Ashley Tula Benem on May 26, 2010 at 11:12pm
Great! The Old Foundry it is. 5:00. See you there.
Comment by Cindi Landreth on May 25, 2010 at 11:02pm
I plan on being there, too.
Comment by Renata Beata Kowalczyk on May 25, 2010 at 11:00pm
My Thursday course was cancelled so it looks like I am free to show up for the meeting. 5PM at the Old Foundry?
Comment by Chris Wolf on May 25, 2010 at 8:52pm
Last meeting was at the Old Foundry, on the corner of Cornwall & Maple, so I am planning to show up there at 5:00 this Thurs unless I hear otherwise. If it is locked I guess we can all walk up to a coffee shop to talk. I'm excited to talk more with you all! Cooperative homestead living is all I think about these days!
 

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