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Cohousing

Development pattern in which multiple (typically 8–30) privately owned houses or housing units are clustered together with some commonly owned spaces, such as a common workshop or greenhouse. Automobiles are typically kept to the perimeter of the community, creating a protected area within the community where children can play. Usually, residents are closely involved in all aspects of the development, from site selection to financing and design.
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She has also studied two co-housing initiatives - The Vibe on Teesside and Shack in Sunderland.
Setting up these arrangements will require government support for creative housing arrangements as well as commitments from all who take part to the mutually supported goals for the co-housing project that are agreed on before even the first location is sought.
CUTLINE: Construction is underway for co-housing at Sawyer Hill in Berlin.
Following an agreement between Limassol Municipality and TEPAK, the Limassol-based Technological University, the 19th century building will be renovated, expanded and transformed into a state-of-the-art library co-housing TEPAK's electronic information and the municipality's conventional catalogues.
A few green apartments, condos, co-ops and co-housing units are being constructed.
According to Claire, an ecovillage is a "socially, economically and ecologically sustainable social network" Claire and her friends of all ages are lobbying for co-housing in a small-scale conservation development.
Co-housing typically includes clusters of smaller houses with shared dining halls and other spaces, facilitating stronger social ties while reducing the community's material and energy needs.
In development terms, "The thing you need to understand is that it's the doughnut analogy: the Town of Estes Park is the hole, surrounded by an increasingly larger population base in the Estes Valley," says James Tawney, owner of the Ponderosa Lodge and developer of the Mary's Meadow co-housing experiment/condo complex.
She's an enthusiastic member of a co-housing community in Acton, Massachusetts.
Co-housing the dinner will be James Kuhn, advisory board chairman of the Real Estate Institute, and Larry Silverstein, advisory board chairman emeritus.
The 27-acre project will be a walkable community of mixed-income single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, senior housing, artist live/work studios, co-housing and neighborhood retail shopping surrounding linked open space.