Cohousing Groups in Britain
A cohousing community is a particular type of intentional community which is made up of adjacent private homes that also share a number of facilities. Cohousing communities are planned, owned and managed by the residents who may also share activities like cooking, eating together, childcare, gardening and administration. Shared facilities may include a kitchen, dining room, laundry, childcare facilities, offices, internet access and guest rooms. Interaction between neighbours provides social, practical, economic and environmental benefits. Take a look at the website of the UK Cohousing Network for lots more information.
Cohousing communities first appeared in Denmark and the US state of California several decades ago so they already have a long and successful track record. British examples, however, are currently thin on the ground but a very big head of steam is now building. We hope that our new publication "Cohousing - A Diggers & Dreamers Review" will contribute to this trend.
If you're starting up a new cohousing project and are looking to attract more people then e-mail us. We would expect cohousing groups to be of a reasonable scale and to have a fair number of prospective members already. We will require some information and a postal address from you before we consider giving you a listing. If you're a small handful of individuals or families looking for more people then do put a notice in the People forming a Group section within the Noticeboard.