The idea of cohousing originates in Denmark when a group of dual families were searching for better childcare and a way to share evening meal preparation. Later on, cohousing or living communities has grown and spread out to other European countries and North American countries. They typically range from 10 to 35 households, some of them even emphasizes a multi-generational mix of singles, couples, families with children, and elders. And, taking advantage of the communal area in the cohousing units, tenants get to build a strong relationship with one another, hence a network of mutual / community support, which in turn increases their living quality.
Theoretical framework of co-living, with reference to overseas co-living experience and literature
Provision of affordable housing and common facilities
Self-development of capabilities and participation in the community
Cultivation of community connections and mutual help
Learning community building and actualization of common living beliefs