Community living is living life better together – better for us, better for the planet. The Cohousing Association of the United States is a national nonprofit supporting cohousing communities in doing just that. 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.
CohoUS advances cohousing by assisting forming and existing communities in creating community living and educating the public about the benefits of cohousing, from resource conservation to healthy families.
Cohousing is proving particularly valuable as coronavirus pushes people into isolation and loneliness and cohousers remain connected in community. With common meals shifting to outdoor locations with physical distance, community meetings becoming online and new traditions like porch sing-alongs community living is alive and well in cohousing.
The recent stresses are establishing that while the many practices of cohousing that involve spending time together are helpful to community, the most important part is the intention to be in connection.
– you know your neighbors
– no more loneliness
– eat together when you want
– privacy when you want
– have a place to hang out with friends, hold meetings, do work that supports causes you believe in and more