28 Fev What is a co-living
Co-living was born from the Danish co-housing concept of the 60s but adapted to now-a-days. Is a place where one can sleep, work and live by a lifestyle of convenience, comfort, community and sustainability. It’s all about collaboration, open-mind and tolerance, the XXI centaury’s characteristics.
Cohousing emerged in the 70s in Denmark and it is an alternative option to the traditional housing model. This new lifestyle was born due to the lack of community belonging that some families felt. This concept is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each single-family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational spaces. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens.
The Danish term bofællesskab (living community) was introduced to North America as cohousing by two American architects, Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett, who visited several cohousing communities and wrote a book about it. The first community in the United States to be designed, constructed and occupied specifically for cohousing was Muir Commons in Davis, California.
The sharing economy, the community belonging sense and the increased interest in living more sustainable are the means that inspired the birth of the co-living concept – that was born only in 2015 in the USA by the start-up Common. The search for this kind of service accommodation was been surprisingly positive and now there are several co-living spaces across the globe, making this concept a huge tendency and a possible sustainable solution that can meet both the cities and people’s necessities.
Co-living is made for people who seek to live with purpose and meaning and want a home who was built by the same values.