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Introduction to Cohousing


Fri 28 Jul 2017, 5:45pm–7:45pm

Where: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Unwaged: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Renee Rushton

Introduction to Cohousing - Flourishing Sustainable Neighbourhoods.

Presented by: Robin Allison, Expert in Eco-Architecture and Initiator of Auckland’s award-winning Earthsong EcoNeighbourhood

This evening talk will introduce the cohousing model and show many examples of how this has been applied globally in urban, suburban and rural situations.

Spaces limited, RSVP to book your spot!

There will also be a Full-day workshop (limited to 20 spaces) on Saturday.

Check details on Facebook.

Cohousing is a form of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighbourhoods. While maintaining private lives, Cohousing allows residents to benefit from shared spaces and facilities. It facilitates people to build strong relationships with their neighbours and has great economic and sustainable benefits through the sharing of resources.

Robin Allison is the initiator and project coordinator of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, the award-winning 32-home cohousing neighbourhood in Auckland. With her background in architecture, Robin guided the entire development and construction phase of this innovative project, which demonstrates leading-edge sustainable design with intensive community involvement.

Robin now writes, teaches and consults around New Zealand to inspire and support thriving connected communities. She has just returned from the US cohousing conference in May, bringing renewed inspiration and insights from the scores of cohousing neighbourhoods across the USA.

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