That lonely party inspired Marshall to begin giving serious thought to his long-held idea of forming a cohousing
community in Brooklyn.
Paiss says the greatest obstacle to cohousing
in the United States is:
What is unique is how we, the future residents, have connected with one another well ahead of move in and have worked together as a group to make decisions about the project and how much we enjoy each others' company," said Leach, who is president of Boulder's Wonderland Hill Development Company, which has developed 20 cohousing
communities in the U.
has spread to North America somewhat more readily than car sharing has.
The meeting will describe the proposed ecovillage cohousing
development in the Jamaica Plain section of the city and the desired characteristics and features that such a community will offer, including:
is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods, according to the Cohousing
Association of the United States.
The group's cohousing
, design review and variance applications require a public hearing before the hearings examiner, which has not yet been scheduled.
In fact, many actively involved in developing senior cohousing
are discussing this issue right now.
To meet active seniors' needs for more sustainable living solutions the Elder Cohousing
For background on other ecovillages and cohousing
, go the developer's Web site, www.
The idea started independently in the minds of two different groups created by people who wanted to live near friends and create a sense of community - what is now Mosaic Commons and Camelot Cohousing
She did so as a member of Millworks Cohousing
LLC, a group of six households who banded together to purchase the property with the intent of developing cohousing