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What is Cohousing?

A cohousing community is a neighbourhood designed and developed by its members to combine the independent autonomy of private homes with the social benefits of a congenial and energetic community.

Often described as an old-fashioned neighbourhood, they bring together the benefits of independent living with the rewards of community interaction and support. Living in cohousing, among a community of supportive friends keeps us healthier, happier and engaged.

Cohousing started in Denmark in the 1970’s and is now an established and successful housing form in northern Europe - accepted by residents, city planners and financial institutions. Its popularity is growing in Canada and the US. The majority of the completed cohousing communities in Canada are in British Columbia, with three built communities on Vancouver Island. Saanich Peninsula Cohousing is one of two new cohousing initiatives underway on the Island.

Below are a few links to introduce cohousing.
What is a Home?
Towergate Insurance on Cohousing
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CBC Interview Cohousing
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