Apologies for the delay in any new postings. Needless to say it has been a hectic month since our return to Phoenix but not without some cool developments. For one thing, it has finally gotten a little cooler here. Thank God.
We submitted a proposal to be considered as speakers at the National Cohousing Conference next June in Washington DC. We won’t know whether we have been selected until late November but it would be a great opportunity to share some of the lessons learned on our road trip. We are still assimilating the material, reviewing the videos and notes. We gathered alot of information so it will take a while to process into some coherent form.
We are also meeting with local architects who are doing some cool things around sustainable building for residential application. We are headed out to Taliesin West on Wednesday to tour a pre-fab home that has received national recognition. We believe that there will be a continued trend in smaller more sustainable footprints for homes in the future. We think this will impact how people will create
community living” as well.
The two chicks were recently interviewed by a journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism interested in cohousing. Not sure whether that interview will be shown anywhere, but will keep you posted if it does.
We are working on getting funding for the next leg of our research where we intend to interview 25 communities in California, 9 in Oregon and 12 in Washington. Ideally we would like to get that accomplished by March 2012.
Both Donna and I want to thank you again for your support and encouragement