Rocky Corner will be Connecticut’s first cohousing community. Join us!
A neighborhood where everyone owns their own home — but works together to maintain and improve their surroundings.
A community that nurtures both children and seniors and encourages aging in place.
Those are the concepts behind cohousing, a type of intentional community.
In cohousing, residents take an active role in designing and governing their neighborhoods, with a conscious commitment to living in community. Spaces are designed to optimize both private space and social connection. Your home will have its own kitchen, bathrooms and living areas, but you’ll also have full access to open space, courtyards, play areas and a community enter. Cohousing neighborhoods are designed for pedestrians, with cars relegated to the perimeter. This design principle fosters interaction between neighbors, which in turn helps build real community.
Cohousing began in Denmark and was brought to the United States in the 1970s. There are over 200 cohousing communities in the U.S., including quite a few here in New England. Rocky Corner in Bethany will be the first in Connecticut.
The Cohousing Association of the United States website is a great place to learn about cohousing. You may also enjoy this TED talk by architect Grace Kim about cohousing and loneliness.
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