New July 4th Tradition?

Corvallis has a tradition of a July 4th “anyone can participate” parade. CoHo has participated as a group in years past. Last year when a group of young cohoots missed the parade start time and felt disappointed, they organized their own parade down the path at coho. Everyone had so much fun, they decided to […]

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Second annual CoHousing Open House Day Success!

Those of us who do tours at CoHo have noted that the flavor of a tour varies a lot, depending upon the needs of the guests, and the interests of the tour guide. For instance, on a tour with me, you might learn about bird life at coho, including great bird viewing areas – if you […]

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National Cohousing Open House Day: April 30, 2016

On April 30th, CoHo Ecovillage & Oakleigh Meadow will be offering tours for anyone interested in knowing more about what cohousing is all about. Download the flyer here.Other communities participating in this year’s open house can be found at http://www.cohousing.org/openhouse2016 The FREE two‐for‐one tour starts at 10:30 AM at CoHo Ecovillage in Corvallis. It’s work‐party […]

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We Communicate Nonviolently

As has been done before, another round of nonviolent communication (NVC) has been completed at CoHo. New owners were included, as well as some people outside of our community and even some that have been through NVC training before. NVC is a collection of simple, effective steps and techniques which help create and support connection, […]

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CoHo Reaches Color Consensus!

It’s been over a year now since the idea of picking colors for buildings was introduced. The buildings at CoHo will soon be due for fresh exterior paint, because it’s our proactive approach to sustaining long-lasting structures. Even our buildings need some love!So here at CoHo we like to use consensus for making decisions. An […]

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Team Wrecking Crew Formed

The Wrecking Crew team was formed with the intent of getting sh*t done (GSD). No meetings. No budget. Just some CoHoots who want to help each other with small projects like pulling weeds (or poison oak), hauling leaves/mulch/bark, moving stuff around, doing quick fixes (within our ability), and anything you could think of that goes […]

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Neighborhood Bus Shelter

One reason CoHoots were so excited to site our project in southtown Corvallis was that we were joining a “neighborly neighborhood.” This update on our nearest bus shelter is evidence of that enduring community spirit. Here’s a quick note from the neighbor who lives on the corner of Ryan and Alexander, the site of this […]

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Then and Now #28 – October 2006 and October 2014

INTRODUCTION TO THE “THEN AND NOW” SERIES Visitors touring CoHo sometimes ask how our expectations for community prior to move-in differ from our current day-to-day reality. Comparing “then and now” is the framework for this series of blog postings.  The source of historical perspective is the CoHo newsletters published in 2006 and 2007 (they are […]

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Then and Now #26 – September 2006 and September 2014

INTRODUCTION TO THE “THEN AND NOW” SERIES Visitors touring CoHo sometimes ask how our expectations for community prior to move-in differ from our current day-to-day reality. Comparing “then and now” is the framework for this series of blog postings.  The source of historical perspective is the CoHo newsletters published in 2006 and 2007 (they are […]

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