Photographer Richard Getler, Rocky Hill Cohousing

What is cohousing?

Cohousing is community designed to foster connection. Physical spaces allow neighbors to easily interact with others just outside private homes. Common areas including kitchen, dining space and gardens bring people together. Collaborative decision-making builds relationships.

Why cohousing?

So many reasons. In a way, it all comes down to making the world a better place. Connection, environmentalism, security and community support all draw neighbors to cohousing communities. We stay because we love our neighbors, the lifestyle we share and the growth we experience.

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PDX Commons Open House
NC Common Dinner

CohoUS

The Cohousing Association of the United States is a national nonprofit supporting cohousing communities in changing our world. Spreading the word about cohousing shifts the culture toward a new American dream where every home is surrounded by caring, collaborative neighbors who use less of the earth’s resources while living an abundant life.

eNews

Our twice-monthly eNewsletter keeps everyone up to date on cohousing happenings. In addition to inspirational articles, we share upcoming events, homes for sale and updates on the movement of cohousing. Sign up to receive the eNews by clicking here

Recent Blogs

Tea Transition

Posted on July 27th, 2021 at 5:48 pm (ET)

When I lived in England, I quickly learned that upon entering a home, I would be offered a cup of tea. It took me longer to appreciate the fullness of the ritual. My British peers rather enjoyed schooling an uncouth American, and one day they explained that the custom required me to accept the offer…. Read More

From the Archives: Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad

Posted on July 8th, 2021 at 5:36 pm (ET)

Cohousing has changed a lot over the years, but cooking for one another remains a joy, along with our love for good, wholesome food.  CohoUS Staff has recently uncovered a stash of cohousing recipes. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.  To add to this treasure chest, send your favorite recipe and… Read More