Thanks to Sam Goss our architect who did the drawings used on this website

About Cohousing

What is cohousing?

Cohousing is a way of living which brings individuals and families together in groups to share common aims and activities while also enjoying t1401_place-for-people-smallheir own self-contained accommodation and personal space.

Cohousing neighbourhoods are a means of compensating for the alienating effects of modern life where neighbours don’t recognise each other and where day-to-day collaboration is minimal. They offer particular benefits for children in terms of secure play-space and shared activities with their peers. Older people can also find companionship and mutual support there.

The main features of cohousing neighbourhoods are:

  • They are set up and run by their members for mutual benefit
  • Members are consciously committed to living as a community
  • Developments are designed to encourage social contact and a sense of neighbourhood among members.
  • Common space facilitates shared activities like community meals and other amenities like laundries, heating systems, guest rooms, transport, etc. may be shared.