Cohousing, welcome to collaborative housing
The collaborative consumption or collaborative economy is fashionable. Finding a cheaper, more social and more environmentally friendly spending and investment formula is gradually becoming the goal of many young people, European and American families, people who have made collaborative a way of life, even point of applying this adjective to everyday actions such as making the weekly purchase, but also to important investments, including the acquisition of a new home.
Cohousing is precisely that, a way of building homes and managing community life based on the collaborative economy, a concept that was born in Denmark in the 60s and that has spread mainly through northern Europe and the United States, as well. It is used to profit from the car or whatever your good is.
How does cohousing work?
Cohousing is a self-promoted model, a set of private homes planned, designed, projected, built and managed by its own neighbors based on the needs that they themselves pose. Each of the houses enjoys total independence with respect to the rest, however, all of them share common spaces and services, which favors the economy of expenses and initial credit (when building and, subsequently, maintaining ) and the neighborhood relationship, since common tasks are organized collectively and collaboratively.
In short, it is about establishing a new balance between private life and life in community, in such a way that the weight of both is more equitable.
The good thing about this way of understanding the home is that the level of involvement with the neighborhood is decided jointly, that is, the people who come together to create a group of homes under the cohousing model are free to enable common spaces and shared tasks that you deem necessary. Thus, a community can decide to exclusively share the garden, green areas, an orchard and a games room, while another can enable a large kitchen for community use, laundry, gym, dining room or relaxation room.
Savings and respect for the community
in height, rural houses, etc. However, there are common denominators in all of them: the desire to save space and money in the construction and subsequent management of the community, to facilitate cooperation and coexistence between neighbors and to ensure a system that respects the environment and the health of those involved.
For those of you who still believe that a new world is possible, cohousing is undoubtedly a very interesting housing alternative. If you want to be part of a cohousing and you have problems finding urgent financing, do not hesitate, apply for a microcredit and get the money you need to live up to your expectations. In addition, if it is the first time you go to this type of financing, we want to make it easy for you and we offer you a first credit totally FREE!