A lot of our contemporaries are looking at retirement living options.  Many choose retirement villages for the sense of security and community.  You can live in your own place, but share meals and other activities when you want to.

But why should this only apply to “retirees”?

Co-housing is a fascinating concept where people of all ages where people choose to share space with their neighbours, get to know them, and look after them.  So you have your privacy and a sense of togetherness.

Grace Kim is a Canadian Architect who specialises in creating these spaces and indeed lives in one herself.  She explains the concept in this TED talk.

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