An initial community presentation in early 2016 was attended by 75 people. Several more community meetings and an interview on our local PBS radio station, KWGS, stirred up even more interest.
Studying and taking inspiration from The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living by Charles Durrett, we launched our first 10-week Study Group 1: Aging Successful/Aging in Place in the fall. Out of it, a core group was formed to move the idea forward. In February, we officially formed Green Country Cohousing, LLC as a vehicle to develop our community.
In April, we visited Oakcreek, Oklahoma’s only cohousing community, in Stillwater. It was love at first sight!
In May 2017, we brought national cohousing experts Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett to Tulsa for a public presentation on cohousing and a weekend-long “Getting It Built” Workshop. We came away energized, overwhelmed, and fully committed to creating a cohousing community here in Tulsa.
Since then, we’ve been meeting regularly, gathering for monthly social events, formed work teams, and hired Cohousing Solutions/Kathryn McCamant to be our development consultant.
We began 2018 with 10 member households and a solid plan to research and find a location for our community. Informed by our vision and values we have selected and will soon purchase land and begin the design phase of our community. See Our Plans to learn more about where we are in the process.