The Maypole at Mosaic Commons
Wolf Creek Lodge
Prairie Hill Cohousing
Nubanusit Cohousing
Trillium Hollow
Fresno Cohousing
Wolf Creek Lodge
Monterey Cohousing Minneapolis  MN
Hundredfold Farm Orrtanna PA
N St Cohousing Davis CA
Mosaic Commons Cohousing
Nevada City Coho baseball

Innovative. Sustainable. Home.

Cohousing communities are intentional, collaborative neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living. That means residents actively participate in the design and operation of their neighborhoods, and share common facilities and good connections with neighbors. All in all, they stand as innovative and sustainable answers to today’s environmental and social problems. Welcome home.

Cohousing: Potential to Provide Well Built Homes at Lower Cost

For those people following this thread on affordability… the issue of affordability is not limited to cohousing. For anyone considering new construction of any sort, you will do well to build for $180 per sf or less (and that takes modular construction options into account). In addition to the actual construction of your unit and the common space, you have to pay for site work, not to mention actually buying the land you will be building on....One way cohousers reduce cost is that the developer’s fee (15% is not unusual) if often waived when one or more “burning souls” decide that it is so important to build that they will do the work a professional developer does for no cost (this is not a path I have seen work well, but it is a way some groups save money)....

Community is More than the Building

It’s been a long six years and a particularly long last six months but we’ve finally arrived. Persistence pays off! We moved into CHUC (Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing) on June 14, 2016.....We’re still in the start-up phase where we’re settling in and figuring out how to live together with our different styles and preferences and how to get all the work done while holding down jobs and nurturing families.

Cohousing Costs Exactly the Same as "Regular" Housing

Philip Dowds is responding to a coho-l inquiry: is cohousing really a lot more expensive than a similar but bigger house in a somewhat equivalent middle or slightly upper-middle class neighborhood?

I always look at this one differently: Cohousing costs exactly the same as “regular” housing....Turn the question around: How much housing can we afford? ....Cohousing is hardly an “elite” enterprise; I don’t have much sociology to back this up, but I am guessing that most “elites” are looking for privacy and “luxury”, not community. Nonetheless, cohousing strikes many shoppers as “expensive” because …
(1) The private residence portion feels “small” compared to a some single family units around the corner.
(2) There isn’t much to choose from (yet). And,
(3) Average housing cost in general is rising faster than average household income, particularly in “good” locations.