Dutch Cohousing Association (LVCW) The Intentional Communities Directory is part of the Intentional Communities website, a project of the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC). Intentional Communities can update their listings online so you get the most up to date information possible. You can add your community now. Canadian Cohousing Network Cohousing Neighbourhoods... Some people call them a return to the best of small-town communities. Others say they are like a traditional village or the close-knit neighbourhood where they grew up, while futurists call them an altogether new response to social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Each holds a piece of the truth. The growth of cohousing in Europe While community living is not a new phenomenon, one must acknowledge that with the success of cohousing, the idea is being spread for the first time on a global scale. If globalization tends to destroy cultural variation, the flexibility of cohousing has allowed it to resist that trend and to adapt to people’s needs in different cultural contexts. A look at how cohousing is being implemented in Europe demonstrates that idea. In Europe, countries can be divided into two groupings: the Nordic countries, including Denmark, Sweden and Holland, which pioneered cohousing more than 30 years ago, and the Mediterranean countries, including France, Spain and Italy, which are only now beginning to realize the advantages of cohousing. We’ll focus on the first group, and then glance at the second. Denmark
New Village Journal: Cohousing Communities: A Model for Reinvigorating Urban Neighborhoods Issue 1: Community Revitalization Cohousing Communities: A Model for Reinvigorating Urban Neighborhoods by Kathryn M. Eco-Village and Cohousing Association of New Zealand Home Page Editorial Winter 2004 Where Ecovillage Fits on the Sustainability Terrain Map Looking around it is easy to see that we live in an unsettled time, and that this unsettledness is born of imminent change. There is a movie called Koyaanisqatsi, the word is Hopi Indian, and apparently means: 1. crazy life; 2. life in turmoil; 3. life out of balance; 4. life disintegrating; 5. a state of life that calls for another way of living. That sounds like a pretty fair way of describing the global instability of recent current events to me.
Sættedammen Sættedammen is a Cohousing community in Denmark. Established 1972, it is the world's first cohousing community. 60 adults and 20 children in 35 families. Sættedammen is an open, non-dogmatic community, based on social activities (various interest groups, a daily common dinner, common celebration of holidays and cultural events). External links Quelques exemples de co-housing Quelques exemples de co-housing CoHousing Research and education (G. Meltzer) Zegg Community (Allemagne) A'penhuys CoHousing (Belgique)
Living together – Cohousing Ideas and Realities Around the World This book, edited by Professor Dick Urban Vestbro, is the most comprehensive documentation available about housing with common spaces and shared facilities. It is based on the first International Conference on Collaborative Housing, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2010. The book contains all 11 plenary papers, three specially written papers and elaborate reports from the 16 conference workshops. It includes examples from Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and other countries.
Using the CLT model to acheive long term affordability Mixing up the models: Cohousing & Community Land Trusts Increasingly cohousing groups are enquiring about how they might learn from the community land trust sector to provide long term affordable housing solutions for people on middle and low incomes that are priced out of the housing market. Legal mechanisms developed by local community land trust's have been successfully applied in a variety of contexts (mainly rural to date but several urban schemes are in the advance planning stages) to prevent private speculation and retain the affordability of a property beyond the initial purchaser. The Mutual Home Ownership model is a good mechanism to consider alongside the options below. The Community Land Trust Network website has excellent resources outlining the different development approaches of CLT's, financial planning tools and template documents for partnering with housing associations (of which i have sign posted a number of cohousing groups to).
Simpler and better: Housing design in everyone's interest Is it too much to believe that all new homes can be good enough everywhere? Why has this proved so difficult in the past and what can we do to change it? Simpler and better argues for the use of a minimum design standard, giving consumers a guarantee of homes and neighbourhoods that are consistently well designed. Housing standards 2010 will be a pivotal year for housing standards. We know from our work around the country that many local authorities are looking at setting their own standards for their local area. CABE has brought together this collection of the latest research on housing standards. This provides technical details and a comprehensive evidence base for anyone to draw from. CABE's position Evidence and research
Search Consumer and industry views of Lifetime Homes and industry views of Lifetime Homes This research study provides an independent evaluation of the desirability and acceptability of the specific Lifetime Homes design features based on the views and experiences of over 300 Lifetime Homes residents themselves. In addition, the study sought to establish the views of the private ... Building Lifetime Homes to Lifetime Homes quality is inexpensive.