A new cohousing project in the Boston Metro-North area
The Cohousing Handbook on Amazon

"Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to extensive common facilities such as open space, courtyards, a playground and a common house." Cohousing.org

These characteristics serve to distinguish cohousing from other types of collaborative housing: