expand_less Saturday is [[http://www.cohousing.org/openhouse2016|National Cohousing Day]]. A free[[http://www.cohoecovillage.org/blog/2016/04/national-cohousing-open-house-day-april-30-2016/|free tour in Oregon's Willamette Valley]] tour(click infor Oregon'sdetails) Willamettestarts Valleyat [[http://www.cohoecovillage.org/blog/2016/04/national-cohousing-open-house-day-april-30-2016/|starts at 10:30 AM at CoHo Ecovillage]]10:30 AM at [[http://www.cohoecovillage.org/|CoHo Ecovillage]] in Corvallis (and[[https://www.cohoecovillage.org/contact/|contact]]).
tourcontinues [[http://www.oakleighmeadow.org/calendar/2016/2/28/tour-to-highlight-coho-ecovillage-oakleigh-meadow-cohousing|continues at 3 PM at Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing]]at 3 PM in Eugene (bestat reached[[http://www.oakleighmeadow.org/|Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing]] atin 541-357-8303).Eugene. ThisThe projectlatter is still in process, here's a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLo_r1Mu87g|flyover rendering of their project]].
(At 5 PM back in Corvallis, CoHo Ecovillage will be showing the excellent documentary [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYo1qOfwos8|Within Reach]] at 5 PM, it's about a lengthy bike trek to communities across the U.S.)
Cohousing hasn't (that I've seen) really cracked the hard nut of affordability, but they tend to have some very thoughtful takes on social & ecological design, and be hubs of interesting activity in their neighborhood/city/region. CoHo Ecovillage, as the name says, is on top of being cohousing an [[http://gen.ecovillage.org/|eco-village]], another network of groups doing interesting and often very well-grounded innovation. There are a number of other ecovillages in the area, including [[http://maitreyaecovillage.org/|Maitreya]] in Eugene itself.