Is cohousing for you?

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If you answer yes to most of these questions then it probably is…

  • Would you like to benefit from the ecological and financial advantages of sharing some facilities with other households?
  • Would you like to live somewhere where you know, share values and socialise with your neighbours?
  • Do you want a social life that you don’t have to plan in advance?
  • Would you like to share large living, cooking, dining and outdoor space?
  • Do you have ecological values?
  • Would you like to eat regular shared meals?
  • Do you wish to buy outright, use shared equity, or rent a home with a self contained kitchen?
  • Would you like to have a home designed for changing physical needs?

Do a bit of research and reading and come with your questions and thoughts.

There is a lot out there on the world wide web, via videos and articles, there are more and more books and accademic research, blogs and conferences.

Recommended reading and seeing:

Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett is a great first book to get a ‘feel for’ cohousing.

Finding Community – how to join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community by Diana Leafe Christian, New Society Publishers, 2007

Creating a Life Together – practical tools to grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities by Diana Leafe Christian, New Society Publishers, 2003

See Cohousing UK’s great resource and support section:

The Cohousing Handbook, as pdf for free online

Maria Brenton’s research paper Senior cohousing communities – an alternative approach for the UK?

Senior Cohousing Handbook,

OWCH, UK’s first Senior Housing  Community starts moving in in August 2016

And many links to existing communities round the world

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Let us know what you find!