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Cohousing Communities: Can Connecticut Benefit?

Posted on by Alissa DeJonge

In this episode of the CERCONOMY podcast, Alissa DeJonge, CERC's VP of Research, is joined by Patricia McLaughlin, our Governance and Research Analyst, to discuss cohousing - planned communities of private homes clustered around shared space. Cohousing combines private homes with benefits of shared common facilities such as laundry facilities, recreational areas, and guest suites.  This structure affords the opportunity for residents to age in place, and is a more sustainable approach to living.

Listen as Alissa and Pat talk about the origin of cohousing, some of the challenges to this way of living, and how cohousing communities could benefit Connecticut. 



* image courtesy of Rocky Corner, the first cohousing community in Connecticut, being built in Bethany.