Tag Archives: cohousing

Like Mother, Like Daughter

The next generation discovers cohousing

Twenty-one years ago, Heather Thomas put a thousand dollars down on a dream. Heather was a single Mom with two adolescent daughters who wanted to live in what is called an “intentional community”. She had spotted a notice of a meeting for those interested in cohousing and joined the group. Her two girls, Jill and Lise, were horrified. They called her new group a “cult”.
CONTINUE READING

Cohousing : The Legacy of a Danish Social Entrepreneur

What really makes sense for people in late twentieth century, western industrialized societies?

The man who started cohousing in Denmark, and therefore the man who started cohousing, Jan Gudmand-Høyerdied a few days ago at 81 years old. In 1964 Jan gathered together friends and acquaintances to talk about housing. He asked them to imagine a lifestyle and a place that did not yet exist, a place that could suit the needs of ordinary citizens, an intentional place that was different from what mom and pop, or grandma and grandpa had created for themselves. “What really makes sense for people in late twentieth century, western industrialized societies?” was his query.
CONTINUE READING