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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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.
And cohousing 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:
Cohousing 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 Network (http://www.
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.