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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En Espana, particularmente, el cohousing o vivienda colaborativa se desarrollo desde el siglo pasado y se intensifico con la crisis reciente.
Because mice would eat each other's feces, cohousing mice from different groups would lead to transfer of gut microbiota from each other [22, 23].
Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents.
The concept of cohousing is based on groups of people getting together to build customized, small developments and neighborhoods that combine private homes with community connections, obligations and spaces.
We could say that the equalitarian communities (such as Nomadelfia or Bagnaia) represent the maximum expression of the utopian tendency; at the extreme opposite, cohousing can be understood as the maximum expression of the pragmatic tendency (and compromise with current social practices).
Clever solutions to living smaller and better abound, and now the Simply Home Community, a new cohousing village in Portland, Oregon, has joined the mix.
In 2000, Cramer moved to Santa Fe, where he lives in the Sand River cohousing development.
The housing association role in garden cities, community land trusts and cohousing schemes is crucial together with provision of traditional affordable and social housing programmes.
Rebelling against the thought of being forced to go to that place of last resort -- the dreaded nursing home -- they are finding ways for neighbors to help each other, building cohousing communities, sharing a home with friends or strangers, devising creative ways to live with extended family, or coming together in affinity groups based on sexual orientation, religion, the arts, or other shared interests.
Ann Zabaldo was already living in an informal cohousing community--an arrangement where people have their own homes but share some common spaces, chores and costs--when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 38 in 1988.
Cohousing communities offer shared facilities such as kitchens, storage rooms, heating systems and recreational space, and can be found and joined through cohousing.org and cohousing.ca.
At 3 p.m., members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, who live at Camelot Cohousing in Berlin, will demonstrate Medieval fighting techniques and weapons used in pre-17th century Europe complete with armor and traditional weapons.