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What is Cohousing?


Cohousing communities are small-scale developments created with resident participation. They provide a balance between personal privacy and the advantages of community living. In cohousing, residents know their neighbors well and have a strong sense of community.

Private homes enjoy convenient access to shared space, including a "Common House" with facilities such as kitchen, dining room, children's play room, workshops, workout areas, guest rooms, laundry, and spa. Each home is self sufficient with a complete kitchen. Cohousing communities typically share meals in the common house a few times each week, rotating cooking tasks so that each person cooks once every six weeks or so.

The cohousing movement began in Denmark in the 1970's, and has since spread worldwide. For more information about cohousing, and a list of cohousing communities, visit the official Cohousing Website.


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