In the process of bringing cohousing into being, the biggest investment of time, energy, money and stress will go into the physical structures themselves.
The physical structures of community are the most tangible and most expensive part of creating cohousing. It’s a safe bet that by move in day you will have invested more time and money, received more hugs and laughter and experienced more personal growth than you ever thought possible when you began.
While small compared to a typical subdivision, a cohousing community is a huge and complex project. Unless you have a lot of experience in this field, and even if you do, you will want to hire cohousing professionals to guide you through the process.
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