Co-housing Association of the U.S.

Cohousing, community living, independent living

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Summary

This website is a directory of US Co-housing developments.

Co-housing is a housing design concept that originated in europe in which separate, private living quarters are clustered around common areas such as play yards or shared kitchen facilities. The open design promotes the social integrity of the community while protecting the privacy of the individual or family unit. Visit the website to search for cohousing in your area.

From the website: "Cohousing opens up new alternatives for seniors to take control of the inevitable, to live as independently as possible, as long as possible. Cohousing sets seniors up for success and helps them achieve their full potential in the last 20-30 years of life. Cohousing living arrangements support individual’s well-being physically, socially, and emotionally, and offers aging adults a way to live among people with whom they share a common bond of age and experience—an entirely new way to house themselves with dignity, independence, safety, mutual concern, and fun."

 

 

 

 

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Cohousing, community living, independent living