Love Thy Neighbor: Cohousing

Love Thy Neighbor: Cohousing

Cohousing is gaining in popularity and it isn't necessarily what you think.

Cohousing is often misunderstood-- 1960s-era communes come to mind for many. In fact, advocates of cohousing see their communities as condo or homeowner associations with a mission statement. Residents live in private homes, but share considerable common space, responsibility for maintenance and meals. We'll explore cohousing in the D.C. area and consider the growing popularity of the movement three decades after it was first introduced in the U.S.


Kathryn 'Katie' McCamant

architect; co-author of "Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities" (New Society Publishers)

Ann Zabaldo

Principal partner; Cohousing Collaborative, LLC and founding resident member of Takoma Village Cohousing in Washington, D.C.

Jack Wilbern

principal partner; architectural firm, Butz-Wilbern, Ltd and architect, planner and a founding resident; Blueberry Hill cohousing community in Vienna, VA

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