A- A A+
  • en | 
  • de | 
  • pl | 
  • fr
12.06.2007

COHOUSING - Alan Heeks explores why cohousing can radically reduce your carbon footprint – and make you happy.

Imagine a lifestyle that is really sustainable for people and the planet. What would it look like? Low environmental impact of course, but what about human needs? Many of us want some sense of neighbour-hood, and our independence. We want comfort, fun, affordability – and a clear conscience.

Cohousing is a form of housing provision which can enable all this. It’s little known in the UK, but well proven in Scandinavia where it started, and now in North America. Whereas communes and bender settlements may be low impact but only suit the dedicated few, co-housing is a form of sustainable living with much wider appeal. In Denmark, where it started, 5% of all households are in cohousing communities.

News

23.04.2014 NextGEN: Is there Justice in Acting and Speaking in GEN?

Words and actions between people of different colour, gender, or religion are often charged with unconscious racism or sexism. GEN is creating...

23.04.2014 Basque Country: Amalurra Communities in Basque Country and Spain Based on Feminine Principles

"Ecovillages Empowering Women" is the theme of GEN Newsletter March 2014. Here is Irene's story from Amalurra Communities in Basque Country...

19.03.2014 European National Networks at Torri Superiore

Torri Superiore is situated in the beautiful valley crossed by the river, with small waterfalls’ stream down from leafy mountainsides. For many of us...