Cohousing is community intentionally designed with ample common spaces surrounded by private homes.
Collaborative spaces typically include a common house with a large kitchen and dining room, laundry, and recreational areas and outdoor walkways, open space, gardens, and parking. Neighbors use these spaces to play together, cook for one another, and work collaboratively to maintain the space. Common property is managed and maintained by community members, providing even more opportunities for growing relationships.
Cohousing is not new. It’s been around since the 1960’s with the first known cohousing community developed in Denmark. So, what makes our approach to cohousing different? Unlike most if not all existing 200+ cohousing communities in the Unites States today, ours is being developed specifically for a neuro-inclusive population – those with and without intellectual developmental disabilities, such as autism and down syndrome.
Cohousing and Coliving: The Ultimate Solution for Social Problems
For some people, living alone is the dream. You have your own space, full control over when to do the dishes and when to avoid them, and you don’t have to abide by anyone else’s morning routine or late-night work schedule. For others, living alone is too expensive or just downright lonely.
Enter cohousing and coliving communities which combines the best of both worlds providing privacy and community, which studies have found can positively impact our mental health and quality of life. These living options are gaining momentum to combat the growing loneliness among millennials and older adults, and a greater demand for flexible, affordable living options.
Our Unique Approach to Cohousing
Our approach is based on a 10-year strategic plan which will provide early access to families needing alternative housing solutions today while implementing a life-long capability ensuring residents can age in place as their needs change. This approach is meaningful and critically important to parents and caregivers of adults with intellectual developmental disorders such as autism and down syndrome.