A Guide to Community Living - The Pros And Cons Of Cohousing

Community Living - Living And Working Together

The popularity of friends & relatives building villas & living together is on the rise. There is a lot of easiness when people who share the same ideas & have the same lifestyle live together. Community living is becoming essential in these present times as the cost of construction & selfishness is increasing.The concept of Joint family is coming back, but in a different form & idea…. They are two types of communities , adult-only (elder / senior) communities and  International (classic) communities

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Five people working in the same company, for them & their families, five homes to live in. For building these homes a small amount of land in these costly places. There each of them will have to build a home . Like that the homes build in different places & the debts taken to build these homes. While sleeping & eating, these debts will only be there in their mind. Now if these families are living together in a single apartment?

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When you select the people to stay with you, one should be very careful. It is better to select those who work in the same field or have the similar financial stability. When we take decisions try to make it together. Making a contract with the help of a lawyer will help at times when there are misunderstandings in between. It will help in getting a clear idea about the details of construction of the house & future buying or selling. Take decisions about the plans & details given to the architect together with your home mates. We can set up an association and divide he responsibilities. It is better to build homes of the same area & size.

When friends or relatives live together there are both pros & cons. The most important thing is that besides safety there is also a nice family atmosphere.

Advantages of Community Living


  1. There are many advantages like sharing the price of the material cost for construction which is increasing day by day & cost of the compound wall, garden etc.
  2. This is also a solution for the common man to face the problem of the increasing cost of the land. But if there is no understanding it can affect the relationships.
  3. The main advantage is that one will not feel lonely in community living.
  4. One can share ideas & thoughts with each other.


Financial Benefits of Community Living ?


  1. Subscription Fees: You can save monthly membership fees, with annual discount
  2. Event Fees: You can save admission fees for meetings ,parties and workshops
  3. Commission Fees: You can save a percentage of a project budget / home price by group development
  4. Fund raising: You can easily raise the enough funds for modification and re structuring
  5. Entrepreneurship: You can sell products and services through these people

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Disadvantages of Community Living -

There are many cons also to community living. Clash of ideas, thoughts & choices can lead to a rift in the relationship. This am later lead to many disputes & court cases regarding the ownership of the cohousing.


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Community Living is a New Social Movement ? Give Your Comments 3 comments

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tamarawilhite 4 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

Community living only simplifies your life if your life is not ruled by committee. Very small groups (small groups of room mates or families) or very devout groups with tight membership requirements (think religious communes) work well for community living.


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Absolutely true. Community living works well for the sections you mentioned. Thanks for finding time to read my hub and leave a comment.


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tamarawilhite 7 months ago from Fort Worth, Texas

Living in multi-generational households, especially or only with relatives you get along with, is a natural form of this concept.

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