What is cohousing?

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Cohousing create an old-fashioned sense of community through an intentional neighborhood.  Unlike many contemporary cities and suburbs where people barely know their neighbors, cohousing residents know their neighbors well.  

These communities consist of private, fully equipped dwellings and extensive shared amenities, including a community center/common house and recreation areas. Cohousing neighborhoods are typically pedestrian-oriented, with parking on the perimeter or underneath the buildings, and homes clustered to face onto open space. Residents are involved with the design and development of the community to reflect their own priorities.

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A cohousing community like Fremont's Mission Peak Village will value a sustainable urban design that promotes green building and eco-friendly practices while fostering an intentional community in Fremont that espouses a strong, friendly neighborhood in which everyone feels connected. 

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Learn more . . .

Cohousing Explained: "What is a home?"

In the 21st century we need to think about downsizing our footprint and upsizing our community. Imagine living in community on a small island near Vancouver! Belterra Cohousing could be for you!

Cohousing Communities Help Prevent Social Isolationism 

Groups in Denmark and the U.S. are choosing to live in intentionally intergenerational communities, which emerged to strengthen social ties between aging seniors and their younger counterparts who are balancing work and family. 

How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Cohousing architect and resident, Grace Kim, explains cohousing.

New York Times: There's Community and Consensus. But It's No Commune.

The wave of the future...cohousing is a movement gaining ground across America for those who seek a sense of community. Read about it here in the January 2018 New York Times.