Cohousing Catches On

Cohousing, which is cooperatively-managed but independently-owned housing, is gaining popularity in the Northwest. A new cohousing project in Portland just opened its doors last weekend.

"An import from Denmark, the cohousing concept arrived in the U.S. approximately 30 years ago. In cohousing each family has its own separate dwelling areas, but residents are generally committed to a common set of values and share common areas with the goal of creating a tight-knit community."

"Daybreak's proximity to the MAX rail line, bike routes and bus service makes public transportation an easy option for its residents. To further encourage the use of alternative transportation, on-site vehicle parking and garages were not included in the community layout."

Thanks to Eric Nusbaum

Full Story: Constructing Communities Through Cohousing




I love the concept of co-housing but this building is an eyesore ... not the way to sell the concept of co-housing.

Bright garish colors do not substitute for good (or even adequate) design.

I've seen some lovely co-housing projects.
I guess the residents like it, but it seems like they are being disrespectful to the larger community with this design.

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