We attended the Midlands Sustainability Conference in Birmingham, to see if we thought it would be good for CoHoWM to have a stall there next year. A good conference, and many folks we chatted with through the day were intrigued by the idea of cohousing. In the end, we concluded that it would be better if there was a general cohousing stall (at £300). We wrote to the UK Cohousing Network (UKCN) and suggested the idea to them.
We attended a workshop put on by UKCN, ‘starring’ Grace Kim, an American architect who lives in a cohousing community. The workshop was on the design of the community house. Many good tips, from the practical (sound management) to the use of the space (Grace has observed that the more frequent that common meals are, the better the community prospers).
We continued to refine ideas for a CoHoWM banner through our regular business meetings. Lots of useful feedback for the designer. This banner will be used at various formal and informal publicity events.