What, Why, living in cohousing
Co-housing—Community at its Best
Dr. Erica Elliott, TEDxABQ
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a place where you’re surrounded by a supportive network of neighbors who share with you the joys and sorrows of life? Dr. Erica Elliott found such a place, a co-housing community in Santa Fe, NM, where she has remained rooted for almost 25 years. Living in co-housing has often been compared to an old-fashioned neighbor where there’s plenty of privacy, but at the same time, there’s a sense of belonging and mutual support. Co-housing can provide a safe and happy place to raise children, while at the same time, a supportive place to grow old. Dr. Elliott practices medicine in her clinic right within her community. Her patients love the peaceful setting. Dr. Elliott says her move into her co-housing community was one of the best decisions she’s ever made—the perfect antidote to feelings of isolation and disconnection. In fact, she can no longer imagine returning to the old way of living.