Cohousing Resources

What is cohousing?

“Cohousing is community intentionally designed with ample common spaces surrounded by private homes….”

Community Building in the City

“We love the density, diversity, and walkability of our neighborhood” Fellowship for Intentional Community, February, 2018

Making a Case for Urban Housing

Great example of urban cohousing in Seattle. Fellowship for Intentional Community, Grace Kim, January, 2018

The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community”

“Illness reduces people’s ability to socialize, which leads in turn to isolation and loneliness, which then exacerbates illness.” The Guardian, Feb 21, 2018

How our housing choices make adult friendships more difficult

“We shouldn’t just accept a way of living that makes interactions with neighbors and friends a burden that requires special planning.” Vox, Dec 7, 2017

There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune.

“Moving into a new house that’s roughly a 90-second walk from that of your parents may not be the ideal living condition for most adults, but that’s what drew Ben Brock Johnson, 37, to the town of Amherst, Mass. New York Times, January 20, 2018

How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness

When we share our yards, sidewalks, and other common spaces, we find a greater sense of belonging and connection to those around us. Yes Magazine, July 26, 2013

As my friends and I grow older, we’re setting our sights on communal living

The Globe and Mail, October 4, 2016