B35 - Cohousing

Cohousing is a type of community living in which private homes are organised around shared spaces such as a common house, vegetable patch, garden and/or play area.

The aim is to promote social interaction and environmental sustainability.

Residents participate in the design, management and operation of the community, and all (adult) members are involved in the decision-making process.

Cohousing differs from co-operatives and communes in that residents maintain their financial autonomy and each household has an independent, fully equipped home.

There are different cohousing options available, including: mixed unit titles, rent to buy, secure rent, leasehold arrangements and home-ownership.

Pros

Cons

What do I need in order to take this option?

Could this option limit my future choices?

Investing in cohousing can be costly and could possibly limit your options should you wish to leave the community.

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