Community developments are often more cost-effective than individual developments and allow for shared use of space and resources.
This is economically
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