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A living arrangement that combines private living quarters with common dining and activity areas in a community whose residents share in tasks such as childcare.


a type of housing with some shared facilities


(koʊˈhaʊ zɪŋ)
1. a cooperative living arrangement in which people build a cluster of single-family houses around a common building for shared meals, child care, guest rooms, etc.
2. the cluster of houses with the common building.
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Other panel speakers include Cohousing California, SF Housing Action Coalition, members from PUREHOUSE LAB, Cohousing California, and RGB Housing.
Cohousing, which is very popular in Scandinavian countries and emerging in the UK, may take on a life of its own.
In addition to the Heights, Eighth Avenue has completed two LEED GOLD Certified Multi-Family buildings in Vancouver, 2nd & Commercial and Vancouver CoHousing.
Seniors rattling around their later years on the old family homestead are finding senior cohousing an intriguing alternative for aging in place.
The subsequent retrofit of these rundown houses created the now-thriving N Street Cohousing community.
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.
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.
In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable," reports Shareable.