What is cohousing?
Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing that attempts to overcome the alienation of modern subdivisions where few people really get to know their neighbors. It began in Denmark in the late 1960s, and spread to North America in the late 1980s. There are now more than one hundred cohousing communities completed or in development across the United States and Canada.
Cohousing residents are united by a mutual desire to live a cooperative, inter-generational neighborhood and to enjoy an environmentally-sound lifestyle. They value energy-efficient and resource-conserving design, good architecture, and natural beauty.
Cohousing residents do not share finances, and they do not necessarily have a common political or religious philosophy.
Governance in cohousing communities—how decisions are made—is almost always by consensus. Consensus decision-making is both for making community agreements and the process for doing so.
Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm is the first eco-friendly cohousing community in New Hampshire and is regionally recognized for its vision.
Would cohousing work for you and vice versa? Read "Are We a Match" to begin to find out.