HENDERSON, NV – The Southern Nevada Cohousing Association (SNVC) was created to bring cohousing to the state of Nevada.
On April 7, 2017, the SVNC is offering a free informational seminar in Henderson, NV with Kathryn McCamant, one of the foremost cohousing experts and authors in the United States and Canada. The free presentation, “Living Sustainably in Community: Cohousing,” provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about what cohousing is and the benefits it offers to people of all ages.
The free Cohousing presentation will be Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water Street, Henderson, NV, at 6:30 p.m. Local SNVC members will also be on hand to discuss the cohousing projects that are in the planning stage in the greater Las Vegas area.
McCamant is the President of CoHousing Solutions, located in Nevada City, California. She is a licensed architect and coauthor of the authoritative book on cohousing, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, which introduced cohousing to North America. In 1987, Katie co-founded McCamant & Durrett Architects and The CoHousing Company with her husband, Charles Durrett. Since then, Katie has designed and developed dozens of cohousing communities in the United States and Canada. The couple is assisting the Southern Nevada Cohousing Association in spearheading cohousing in Southern Nevada.
McCamant graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at U.C. Berkeley and completed her graduate work at the Royal Academy of Art and Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. For the past decade, McCamant has focused on the development side of cohousing projects. She has worked on all aspects of developing cohousing from project kick-off to move-in. Her expertise includes setting up project budgets, structure financing, and facilitating planning approvals, finding construction financing, contractor selection, construction management, marketing efforts, and community policy creation. She also works with groups to find appropriate development partners, and then assists in structuring those partnerships.
As McCamant explains: “What drives me is the desire to develop neighborhood models where we can live a better ‘good life’ while reducing our impact on the earth’s limited resources. Americans currently use 24 percent of the world’s energy while we make up only 5 percent of world population. If we are to ‘save the world,’ we must strive for more sustainable market-driven models that are attractive to the American middle class.”
In 2011, McCamant coauthored Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities that documents the lessons learned after of two decades of creating cohousing communities in North America. She was a founding board member of The Cohousing Association of the United States and co-chaired several of their national conferences.
In 2008, she was named Developer of the Year by The Cohousing Association. McCamant’s newest venture is the 500 Communities Program, a yearlong training for passionate entrepreneurs who seek to devote themselves to building the next 500 cohousing communities while working collaboratively, supporting each other and making a good living.
About the SNVC
The Southern Nevada Cohousing Association is comprised of an enthusiastic core group seeking potential residents who want to build the very first cohousing community in Southern Nevada. In early stage of development, they have we have selected a site, and are reaching out to find others who want to join them in building this community. The Association envisions a development of 20-30 independent, intentional homes close to shops, restaurants, parks, recreation, biking/hiking trails, and transportation. The SNVC is all about a commitment to healthy living, mutual respect and support, sustainability, collaboration, and the cultivation of community. The group meets monthly at BooksOrBooks on Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV.
For more information, call (725) 333-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.