Co-housing and Eco-villages… a superb way to have community connection with like minded people.
Community developments are often more cost-effective than individual developments and allow for shared use of space and resources.
Co-housing and eco-villages are similar in that they both address issues of affordability, ecological impact and community building.
They are both usually small, residential projects that have the following features:
- privately owned individual homes
- large multi-use common facilities creating a stronger sense of community
- a healthy balance between community and privacy
- elements of self-management, trust and familiarity
There are many community developments around the world.
In the UK, Ecomotive is a social enterprise supporting groups to set up their own community-led housing projects.
Here is a short (20 min) film that they recently made about Resilience through community in North America.