A Common House is the centre of any cohousing project, providing a focus for community life and a social hub for both residents and visitors. The Common House at Hazelmead will give us a shared place to meet, eat together, work and play, as well as being a centre for activities and workshops for residents and the wider community.
The Common House will be available for hire by outside groups, offering a hall suitable for large meetings, workshops, classes such as yoga and creative activities, and for music and dance. The hall will also be used for social gatherings and as a dining room for shared meals cooked in the catering-size kitchen, which is such an important part of living in cohousing.
“If the single-family house was designed to spread people out across the landscape, then the Common House is designed to bring them back together. And if it seems that the single-family house was designed to consume energy, time and money, then the Common House can be seen as a way of conserving them all.’’Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett
As the residential phase of building Hazelmead draws to a close, and following various fundraising activities, our Common House is now finally in development. Find out more…