What is Cohousing?When most Americans arrive at home, they drive into a garage and shut the door, rarely even speaking to their neighbors.
Cohousing approaches neighborhood design differently. Residents have their own private home, but they also become part of an authentic community, a place designed for both spontaneous and organized social contact.
Community, by design
Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to extensive common facilities.
At Washington Village these common facilities include open space, courtyards, gardens, a park, a common house and over 6000 square feet of common area in the historic school building for crafts, workshop, guest room, meeting and social space, and storage. See What is cohousing
The result is a truer sense of community, where people know and support each other.