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Rochester Group to Celebrate National Co-Housing Day

By Staff

 

cohous_logo2_0_0A Rochester group, the Flower City Co-Housing Community will celebrate National Co-Housing Day Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at 1010 East Ave., on the Asbury Church campus.

Admission to the event will be free, however, attendees must RSVP by emailing info@rochestercohousing.org, or calling (585) 315-2406.

Co-housing is a phenomenon which began in Europe in the 1970s, according to the group’s website.

Residents in the communities intentionally share housing in urban communities which includes separate housing units, as well as shared, common spaces, like a common house, and gardens.

Co-housing community residents also share lawnmowers, tools, and other resources, the group stated.

The organization’s ultimate goal is to create a co-housing community within Rochester’s city limits on a 1-2 acre site, including 20 housing units, by 2018.

Co-housing communities “bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living,” the Flower City Co-Housing Community stated. “That means residents actively participate in the design and operation of their neighborhoods, and share common facilities and good connections with neighbors. All in all, they stand as innovative, and sustainable answers to today’s environmental, and social problems.

According to the group’s website, there are currently 120 co-housing communities across the U.S.

Visit http://www.cohousing.org/openhouse2016 for additional information regarding National Co-Housing Day, and http://rochestercohousing.org/ for additional information regarding the Flower City Co-housing Community.

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