What is Cohousing?

Prairie Spruce members and potential members in a community design meeting with an architect.
Prairie Spruce members and potential members in a community design meeting with an architect.

Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighbourhood. Residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes but residents also share the extensive common facilities such as an outside barbeque area, a playground and a common house.

How To Know if Cohousing Is For You

  • You desire a more meaningful connection with your neighbors
  • You enjoy sharing and helping others
  • You want to live lightly on the earth
  • You want to live abundantly through sharing stuff and skills
  • You want to age in place
  • You want to raise your kids in an urban village
  • You want to live amongst people from all walks of life
  • You celebrate the diversity of people and cultures in your city

* adapted from www.vancouvercohousing.com

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