Today as I was working away in my office, I heard Joan Hamburg, on a local NY radio station talking about the Co-Housing trend that is becoming more and more popular? Have you heard of this? I was fascinated!! here is a little info about this “Trend”
Co-Housing Communities, are popping up all over the US. Being built by Eco minded people, who are looking for the old fashion sense of what “community” used to be. Some even have their own small farms, gardens, and “Goods” shops for the people of the community to use. The smaller communities have individual family homes, as well as one larger community home which may have large kitchen and eating area…Library, and living room…is this creepy or cool?? what do you think?? Before you think, WOW! 60’s commune-esque…take a look at the pics below, of a few Co-Housing communities ( and by the way..most of these places are about 200-400K)
See?? Not creepy, right?? this is an example of a shared Community House, and below are the individual homes in the Co-Housing Community…would it be SO bad to have a caring community surrounding you and your kids? I think I kind of dig it….
You can clearly see the lush greens of the gardens, where community members grow their own food.
P.S http://www.cohousing.org/ has answers to any questions you may have about this new Design Trend!!