Cohousing In The News

Cohousing is frequently featured in the popular media. Here, we curate a collection of noteworthy articles, interviews, and stories that highlight the growing popularity and transformative potential of cohousing. Have a story to share? Email us at

Does Co-Housing Provide a Path to Happiness for Modern Parents?

New York Times
We should build co-housing on a large scale. But even if we don’t, we could start reshaping the contours of our hyperindividualist and antimaternalist landscapes so as to encourage solidarity and fellow feeling rather than aloofness.
October 22, 2021

Modern Housing with Village Virtues

New York Times
Cohousing also can provide a safety net at times of natural disasters like heat waves or hurricanes. Eric Klinenberg, a sociologist, has found that the tight-knit bonds that are formed set these neighborhoods apart — more so, even, than money or preparedness — in effectively surviving such calamities.
September 20, 2016

Why living with strangers can make us happier

As the cost of living rises and loneliness becomes a global concern, communal living is an increasingly popular choice. We meet "intentional community" members to explore the pros and cons.
April 30, 2024

Live Closer to Your Friends

The Atlantic
Sometime during the pandemic lockdowns, I began to nurture a fantasy: What if I were neighbors with all of my friends?
March 10, 2023

Retirees: Cohousing is Growing. Is it Right for You?

Mendell enjoys Bristol Village’s built-in network of support and camaraderie. “I love living in cohousing. It’s really a throwback to the days when children could feel free to play outside, knock on anyone’s door and expect to be welcomed.”
October 4, 2022

Principles in Action: Cohousing Creates Community

AARP Equity By Design
Indeed in Denmark, multigenerational cohousing was the original spark for the creation of senior cohousing. And while cohousing will likely remain the province of a small segment of the population, other residential developments might benefit from some of its principles and its processes.
September 20, 2022

Coming of Age in Cohousing

In cohousing communities, revolutionary parenting can be subtle to the point of invisibility—slipping into a seat at the kitchen table of a neighbor’s house for dinner at the last minute when a parent gets stuck at work, talking about getting your period for the first time with an aunt-like figure, or stumbling on a neighbor fixing a fence and hanging out alongside her to learn how to use a saw.
February 13, 2019