What Is Cohousing?
Cohousing approaches neighborhood design differently. Residents have their own private home, but they also become part of an authentic community, a place designed for both spontaneous and organized social contact.
Community, by designCohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to extensive common facilities.
At many cohousing communities, these common facilities include open space, courtyards, gardens, a park, a common house. To learn more, read "What Is Cohousing?" on the Cohousing Association of the United States website.
The result is a truer sense of community, where people know and support each other.