We are creating an intergenerational
cohousing community right here in columbus.
Cohousing is an intentional community of private
homes clustered around shared space.
Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational spaces. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens. Neighbors also share resources like tools and lawnmowers.
We envision our own community to include all of the above with the addition of co-working/studio spaces, a woodshop, children play spaces and an orchard.
“Cohousing helps individuals and families to find and maintain the elements of traditional neighbourhoods - family, community, a sense of belonging - that are so sorely missing in our society.”
-from Creating Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett
The Many Benefits of Cohousing
Support For Families And Seniors
Community For Individuals
Generous Common Amenities
Balance Of Privacy And Community
What does cohousing look like
Most cohousing communities are designed to be compact. Cohousing communities consist of private, fully-equipped dwellings and extensive common amenities including recreation areas and a common house. Many neighborhoods are planned to keep cars to the periphery, which promotes interacting with neighbors and increases safety for playing children. Shared green space is also a key feature – whether for gardening, playing, or socializing. A final key feature is the common house – the “living room” of the community. Cohousing communities depend on cooperation and collaboration, from start to finish.
Residents work together to create a custom-built, resident-managed, close-knit neighborhood that offers a healthy balance of privacy and community. It takes time to build a cohousing community, but the process is worth it!
Cohousing — Community at its Best
How Cohousing can make us happier (and live Longer)
Curious about Cohousing in Columbus?