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.
October 22, 2009, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"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

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Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Northwest Hub
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