Robin offers a range of services to support community groups and intentional neighbourhoods to form, develop and achieve their visions, as well as writing and speaking in a variety of settings

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Presentations and guest lectures on eco-building and cooperative intergenerational housing to foster socially and environmentally sustainability communities.


“Cohousing – From Wow! to How..?

Next on-line series August/September 2024

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A comprehensive series of seminars covering community governance, social and environmental design issues, and project planning to get from the vision to the built reality.


Facilitation, advice and strategies for community-led housing groups at all stages of their development.

Earthsong Tours

As part of the Earthsong Education Collective, Robin runs educational tours of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood on request, designed to suit the specific needs of individuals or groups, whether academic, business, professional or general interest.


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Tailored to assist community-led projects, including:

  • Developing a cohesive group vision
  • Project planning
  • Tools for group effectiveness and community governance
  • Harnessing group creativity – collaborative design processes
  • Development issues, including design, legal and financial structures, feasibilities, and sales – bringing it all together.

Design Review

Reviewing design plans of cohousing projects at key stages, for community cohesion and environmental sustainability.

Image of CLOser development Design by Greenbridge

“Robin’s online seminars provide a fantastic introduction to cohousing in a very accessible form. Robin has a clear friendly facilitation style, is incredibly knowledgeable and has been pivotal in the cohousing movement in New Zealand. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Dr Patricia Morgan, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

“Our experience with Robin has been superb. She not only has a grasp of the complexity of projects like ours, she also has excellent interpersonal skills and brings a gentle presence to her work, invaluable when working on projects that are as deeply personal as cohousing.”

Kama Burwell and Barbara Hammonds, New Plymouth Cohousing

“An inspiration for many, Robin has always been available to provide practical support and guidance through both her workshops, and early project design advice. Robin has a wealth of experience, and is passionate, knowledgeable and engaging.”

Bobbie Cornell, Founder and Director of CLOser Developments, Creating Connected Communities.