Natural Neighborhoods: Eco- and Generation-Conscious
Whether you refer to developments as ecovillages, co-housing, or old-time neighborhoods, those in the know say this is the next trend in multi-generational housing. And the concept that originated in Denmark is now making a mark here in the USA.
Envisioning multi-generational housing
We are just now seeing that it is a wonderful opportunity in multi-generational housing.
for the White-Haired among us (in all its phases of becoming) - Baby Boomers like you and me.
We won't be alone at the age of eighty(80) because Natural Neighborhoods: Eco-and Generation-Conscious sustainable communities, assure us that our neighbors hold a commitment to a relationship with one another and will look in on us.
Some have called this co-housing. I see it as a collaborative opportunity in which residents of all ages actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. And I am excited because the group can sculpt the way it comes together. You and I can envision communities with renewable energy systems that have both creature comforts and quality of life components- a cafe, a neighborhood organic market, a local artisans shop, a bakery, office and live-work space just off the road, and further up the hill, small, yet elegant abodes, townhomes and single-family residences all in a mixed-use, eco-development designed for sustainability and human-scale living.