Collaborative, Community-Oriented, Collective
CoHousing refers to self-organized, community-oriented and sustainable housing. Ideally, these projects are integrating and inclusive, non-speculative and open to the neighborhood. Often motivated by a search for ecological, affordable and socially designed homes, CoHousing supports collaborative and self-managed social architectures.
Self-organization goes beyond common ideas of “participation,” emphasizing bottom-up, locally-initiated processes through which people express themselves directly and develop community, gaining capacities and power for local structures such as housing projects.