Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each attached or single-family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces include a common house with a large kitchen and dining area, playroom, library, and two guest rooms for visitors, open grounds, a patio, and a community garden. Neighbors also share resources like tools and lawnmowers.
Households have independent incomes and private lives, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities and shared spaces. The legal structure is technically a Condo Association, but we govern ourselves using a democratic, consent-based method called Sociocracy. Community activities feature regularly scheduled shared meals, meetings, and workdays. Neighbors gather for parties, games, movies, or other events. Cohousing makes it easy to form clubs, organize child and mutual care, and carpool.
Cohousing communities are physically designed and structured to encourage frequent interactions and the formation of close relationships between members. Neighbors are encouraged to cooperate within the community and to help one another out. Our community consists of 28 households. While our development is designed to encourage community, residents still have as much personal privacy as we want.
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