Benefits

  • Having a built-in social support network of members in your community and as much privacy as you need
  • Being involved and deciding on the design and construction of your community with sustainability at its heart
  • Integrating energy saving heating and cooling systems, environmentally-friendly building materials and adaptive designs for seniors and children
  • Economizing on group purchases such as food, equipment, household supplies and more
  • Minimizing our ecological footprint by sharing land
  • Growing gardens cooperatively to supplement food supply
  • Designing common areas leading to connectedness with neighbours
  • Organizing social interaction such as common meals, parties, art, music, woodworking, fitness and much more
  • Building garages for vehicles on the periphery of the homes for safety, aesthetics and to allow for more green spaces
  • Sharing of a common house that may include: large kitchen and dining area where common meals can take place as often as the group decides, living area for socializing, children’s play room, guest rooms, laundry facility, workshops, fitness studio, art studio, etc.
  • Sharing of dinners in the common house on a weekly basis (1, 2 or more times per week) depending on what the community decides.

The image “2002-09-14 Berkeley, Ca” by Complicated is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.