Truckee River Cohousing hosts Winter Bonfire |

Truckee River Cohousing hosts Winter Bonfire

Submitted to the Sierra Sun

A few dozen Truckee residents recently enjoyed a warming evening bonfire on the banks of the Truckee River under clear skies and sparkling stars.

“People have been gathering around fire for tens of thousands of years,” said Morgan Goodwin, Truckee vice mayor and the instigator of the idea. “It’s just such a natural way to come together.”

Another bonfire is planned for the evening of Saturday, Feb. 23.

The recent event was hosted by Truckee River Cohousing, an all-volunteer group of North Tahoe locals collaboratively developing a community of ecologically-designed homes at 10925 West River Street. With the support of the Fire District, the group cleaned up brush and burnables from the riverbanks of their future home while sharing hot chocolate, tea and coffee around a safe and crackling fire.

Participants included members of the cohousing group as well as the “cohousing curious” who just wanted to check it out and enjoy a bonfire by the river. Some folks enjoyed a snowshoe hike down the riverbank before the event. Others took it upon themselves to tend the fire or make hot drinks. Kids enjoyed snowball fights around the fire.

The group’s next burn is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb 23, at 10925 West River St. in Truckee.

Visit for more information about the project and to learn how you can participate.

Source: Truckee River CoHousing

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