Creating co-living by building sustainable housing
Living in an intentional community such as that offered in a CoLiving, benefit everybody both within the individual community and those living in the greater town or city community in which the CoLiving campus is nestled.
A growing number of people in Sweden,Denmark,Holland,US and Canada are reinventing the village model of housing.They are popularizing Collaborative Housing or 'CoLiving' for short which provides an alternative to the isolation.Nowadays people pay more attention to the quality of living environment and social life, as a result wide range of stakeholders such as architects, engineers, housing officers, community development officers and neighbourhood managers play a part in creating safe, green and friendly living environment to respond this common needs.
Just as a home is more than its walls and windows, CoLiving homes are more than standard condos to the people who create, join, live in CoLiving housing communities. CoLiving has grown over the past 25 years and the communities range from urban, suburban or rural new construction or repurposed.
CoLiving is a type of co-operatively managed housing with shared common space designed to facilitate community participation.In a CoLiving neighbourhood each individual has their own private home but some facilities are shared.These could include a common gathering or dinning area, playground or play room, day care, vegetable garden, office equipment or workshop. Benefits include cost savings, availability of shared facilities, the safety and support of friendly neighbours.
CoLiving is carefully designed to create a social rich and interconnected community, a true "neighbourhood" in the old fashioned sense of the word.However residents do not have a shared economy or a common set of beliefs.
When coming to security system "Eyes on the streets" are the best security system you can have. Living in a community where each and everyone is familiar face provides and extra layer of safety.
There are 10 great things about CoLiving: Let's have a look;
Friendly neighbours who want to get to know you.
Desicion making by consensus.
Exchange of favours and resources is good for everyone's budget.
Sharing community over meals at least twice a week.
Contributions made according to individual talents and passion.
Carpooling and other opportunities benefit the environment. .
Social Places that encourage spontaneous gatherings.
Close proximity to offices encourages transportation by walking and biking.
With existing pressure of addressing environmental and social sustainability ,more people are looking for alternative ways to home themselves and to be part of the community. CoLiving communities provide opportunities for individuals to participate in experiences, community tasks, activities outside their own personal traditions and customs, such as pet sit, share skills in cooking, growing or just socialising in the common house.The feature of community designs and the nature of sharing may potentially reduce social isolation.
CoLiving communities are return to the values that promote the growth and mutual respect of community members throughout their life span.Those who choose to live in such communities are committed to being good and generous neighbours.It take work to keep the communication flowing and members of households of all ages cooperative and willing to contribute their time and energy.In CoLiving communities it is like we eat together, work together, talk together, growing together, and even sing and dance together. Overall quality of life is enhanced by this CoLiving environment.