Martina Lees meets the group behind one of Britain’s first cohousing projects: an eco-village in Essex, designed for their retirement. Tip? Start planning in your forties.
Cohousing in the news
Many gay and lesbian people have faced years of discrimination. They have a right to appropriate housing and support as they age.
In some parts of the UK, 80% of over-55s say they feel isolated, but well-designed transport, public spaces and street furniture can make a difference.
New housing scheme offering older people the chance to live independently but in a shared community will open to residents next year.
A tiny but growing movement is seeking to build and develop new urban neighbourhoods based on sustainable living and mutually supportive communities. Could this end the isolation associated with the modern era?
Putting the days of communes and hippies behind them, co-ops are becoming increasingly popular. Anita Pati finds out why cohousing is taking off.
Experimenting with shared amenities can save space and money and help to develop strong, supportive and vibrant communities, says Toby Lloyd.
Share your car, share childcare costs, share energy bills, but still enjoy the privacy of your own home. Welcome to the new age of communal living. Miles Brignall reports.
Welcome to the retirement home of the future. Hester Lacey visits six friends who have thrown in their lot together under one roof as an experiment in creative ageing.