In a cohousing community you can live with less and have more: more friendship, more time, more space, more ease.
Here’s the basic idea: you get your own private home, situated inside a friendly, cooperative, and close-knit community. On a practical level, this means there are nearby neighbors on hand to watch your kids while you run to the store. Or give you a lift to the airport. Or loan you an egg or a cup of sugar… just like in your grandma’s day.
One of the most treasured aspects of many cohousing communities is the common house with its large kitchen and dining area, a kids playroom, and perhaps a place to watch the Olympics or the Oscars. Central mailboxes, shared walkways, open space, and gardens give us plenty of opportunities to say hi and catch up with our neighbors.
Although you’re always free to eat at home, cohousing neighborhoods typically feature shared meals a few times a week where the community gathers to break bread, share joys and burdens, and make mealtime just a little easier on everyone. Imagine coming home from a long day and having a home-cooked dinner ready and waiting for you!
Imagine shared snowblowers and shared responsibility for clearing the snow – it’s no longer up to you and you alone after every storm. Imagine easily borrowing that one tool that’s missing from your toolbox… or the toy that’s missing from your toy box!
You still have your own private domain – a fully-appointed house with a private kitchen and all your own most treasured belongings. Cohousing doesn’t ask you to throw away your privacy. Instead it invites you to enrich your life with a stronger, more vibrant community.
We, the future residents, are designing our dream community together, making this project unique compared to anything else available in Truckee. We invite you to come join us and add your dreams to the vision!
Learn more About Cohousing
- Cohousing Definition from Cohousing.org
- Cohousing Definition from CohousingCo.com
- The Cohousing book: Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities
- Architect Charles Durrett on the Past and Promise of Cohousing