Co-housing originated in Denmark and has caught on around the world. Each co-housing project is unique depending on its location, by-laws and the interests of its members. Yet there are some basic similarities:
- They are intentional neighbourhoods where a number of households own their own lot and home while sharing in the ownership of common lands and facilities.
- There is no shared economy or common set of beliefs or religion beyond creating a friendly neighbourhood where all feel accepted.
- All co-housing members are encouraged to participate in the planning and decision-making, and there is a sensitivity to environmental concerns.
- When buying or selling individually owned lots you can use conventional real estate methods.
For more information on co-housing, visit: www.cohousing.ca