Cohousing is a neighborhood formed by people deliberately coming together. Individuals usually own private units but share management of some common outdoor or indoor space.
This site is intended to connect people interested in forming Cohousing groups in the Greater Portland, Maine area.
Click "sign up" in the upper right-hand corner to create a profile for yourself. You can look at others' profiles for people with a similar vision to you, and you can also create a blog of your own search for community. If you'd like to create an event to bring together like-minded people, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look at the forums and comment on the types of cohousing that you are most interested in, or start a new forum!
I want to create a mutually supportive, sustainable living community to benefit disenfranchised older women and am looking for others who may be interested in working on this with me.
The idea has grown from my observation of friends and acquaintances who, even though they have much to offer, as they age, they find themselves unable to find enjoyable, meaningful work (or work in their field) that adequately supports them and who live alone. This comes at a time in life for some when…Continue
Posted by Cynthia Handlen on January 17, 2013 at 9:30am
My son has premature twins about to arrive home from the hospital to join his two year old daughter. After much angsting he and his partner have decided to find a home for Enzo, their seven year old male (fixed) cat. He is loving, great with kids and has been well loved. Only time he has been around dogs he ran and hid. Enzo currently lives in Scarborough and has always been an indoor cat - if you are interested call me at 342-4906. Thanks!
Posted by Lily Fessenden on September 23, 2012 at 7:12pm
One of my reasons for wanting to move to the Portland area is so that I can live comfortably without a car. I'd like to live someplace with good public transportation so that I can do my local traveling without a car, and then use one of the car sharing outfits for occasional out of town trips.
So, has anyone else on here used a car sharing outfit, like U-Car-Share in Portland for example, or Zipcar in Brunswick, and how did you like it?
Have you had any…Continue
About ten of us got together in June to chat. Most folks were from the Portland area, a few from boston, a few own adjacent properties on Munjoy Hill. Everyone had different ideas, but there was more interest in making a stronger community within an existing neighborhood than building new. We also talked about VillageToVillage and other voluntary organizations that can support individuals and build community. There was also discussion as to whether the format of this website is the most…Continue
A carfree Street in a walkable downtown area? Let's convert a street to gardens, bike path. .. Click here.
Living within a 30 minute commute of the city in a friendly neighborhood? Click here.
Reinvigorating a small town with others? Click here.
Having your own farmland and others nearby farming? Click here.
Want to build a community of people mainly over 55? Click here.
Interested in green building and ecovillages? Click here.
Interested in sharing a house and/or kitchen? Click here.
There's a house for sale in my neighborhood- all of my immediate neighbors are fabulous, and it would be great to have another community minded neighbor buy the house across the street. The house is…Continue
Started by Elizabeth Trice. Last reply by Dorn W. McMahon May 12.
I'm planning to move to Portland around January 2013 and I'm trying to start a group house or loosely organized co-operative living situation with some good people in the city. We would need to get…Continue
Started by Abby King. Last reply by Dorn W. McMahon Apr 20.
well I live at Harborplace Condos/Knightvillewhich is a GREAT car-free location because you can easily walk to Millcreekfor almost everything including Goodwill and Bullmoose and a library and park I…Continue
Started by Alice W. James Nov 20, 2012.