“Living in cohousing allows us to focus on what’s really important, like deeper friendships and quality of life.”
Here’s the basic idea: you live in your own private home, situated inside a friendly, cooperative community. On a practical level, this means there are nearby neighbors on hand to watch your kids while you run to the store; loan you an egg or a cup of milk; or break bread together in a community meal. It is just like in your grandma’s day when people relied on their neighbors to share, borrow and barter, sharing joys and burdens within their community, as a way of life.
That’s it, as simple as that. Really. Cohousing is not a utopian commune or a new social experiment, it has been around for decades with thriving communities all over the world. People move to cohousing because they are looking for an escape from the numbing isolation of suburbia or apartment dwelling where a nod in passing with another tenant serves as social interaction.
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