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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.

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

Inspiring a Paradigm of Sustainability

Posted on August 5th, 2022 at 8:10 pm (ET)

A summary of the 7/26 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That’s Green focused on Sustainability The July 26 Bridges to Cohousing virtual roundtable provided dynamic perspectives on how communities can be more sustainable. All of the speakers agreed that while sustainability relates to community design, that it is fundamentally about the way people relate… Read More

Creative Ways Cohousing Can Be More Affordable

Posted on July 22nd, 2022 at 12:12 am (ET)

A summary of the 7/12 Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable: Housing That’s Fair The Bridges to Cohousing Virtual Roundtable focused on Affordability on July 12, 2022 provided an honest and expansive dialogue about the opportunities and barriers for cohousing affordability. We heard from veteran cohousing and affordable housing experts Jim Leach, Katie McCamant, and Eve… Read More