Concepts of Cohousing
in Dallas-Fort Worth
A Few Almost Universal Concepts for Cooperative Housing Communities
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Cohousing communities are usually small, sustainable and green neighborhoods which provide a balance between personal privacy and living among people who know and have concern about each other. They are often called intentional communities.
Most ecohousing communities have the following characteristics:
1. Privacy--all residents have their own private homes, including kitchens. Common areas supplement rather than replace private homes.
2. Intentional Community--residents share central walkways or a village green, community gardens, community activities, community buildings, community meals.
3. Choice of Participation--residents participate in community activities by choice.
4. Designed by Owners--the group is responsible for some of the design of the community with varied levels of responsibility, depending upon the group.
5. Decision Making--decisions are made as a community, at times with consensus. There is no central leader or charismatic figure.
6. Self-Governing--the e cohousing community is self-governing.
7. Green Community--homes and facilities are energy-efficient, healthy, green, and sustainable with open spaces, trees, and nature preserved when possible.
8. Neighbors by Choice--rather than neighbors by chance.
9. Diverse Families--there is diversity in everything from age to income to cultures.
10. Small Is Beautiful--small homes are clustered to allow open spaces and are more compact to conserve resources. It is also possible to do this through remodeling of a commercial building such as a warehouse or an office building.
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