Cohousing

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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 currently lives in a co-housing setup in the city which has helped her develop cooking and cleaning skills.
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.
Projects undertaken during his final years display his customary eclecticism: a co-housing project in Berlin, a museum in Tokyo, the Philips Pavilion for the World Fair in Brussels, a Dominican monastery near Lyon, volumes of poetry, a design for a porcelain dinner service for the Prunier restaurant in London and tapestries for the High Court of Chandigarh.
COUNTRYSIDE: My sister-in-law and I are considering starting a co-housing community in Northern West Michigan.
The purpose of the center is to enhance the communication among professionals by co-housing in one facility: Project Harmony, the Omaha Police Department-Child Victim/ Sexual Assault Unit, Nebraska Health and Human Services-Child Protection Services and Lutheran Family Services R-Safe Program.
However, there are already lots of solutions to the problem, many models for sharing wealth, for putting people in control: worker and buyer co-ops, the slow money and slow/local food movements, land trusts, ethical investing, community credit unions, urban homesteading, life learning, alternative economic indicators, fair trade, co-housing, restorative economics, transition towns, rooftop power, local currencies, barter, "living enterprises" as author David Korten calls them.
Nevertheless, young queer women--many who eschew the lesbian label--are creating their own forms of ecological feminism in intentional rural communities and urban co-housing experiences.
Gloucestershire is the first council to embrace this new scheme with its award-winning Springhill Co-Housing System.
But even if they change the way they live here--more small homes and co-housing, fewer McMansions and ultra-luxury cars--what won't change, Edmondson emphasizes, is the reason they come.
My favorites were the Jan Bozarth book review and interview, and the co-housing article.