"In Cohousing Neighborhoods...
We build relationships with our neighbors by working together on practical matters, whether that is a landscape workday or making dinner. As we work together, we build trust. Over time, we find our own edges softening, gaining greater empathy for each other, and this empathy accompanies us for the rest of our lives, opening our hearts to others. Living in community teaches us to listen more carefully to what others have to share. When our communities are truly successful, they give us energy and support to engage actively in the larger civil society to empathetically and respectfully address the challenges of the human condition."
- Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions
Our Mission as a Forming Community---
"To Create A Multigenerational Cohousing Community in Greece"
The Central Organizing Principal of Cohousing Is Community
Creating a strong, vibrant, healthy, supportive community - this is the core defining feature of cohousing's social and physical architectural design.
By investing in spending time with each other, by organizing and managing our community intentionally and together, and by sharing certain spaces and resources, we seek to live a more meaningful and low impact sustainable life.
Our original Vision Statement
We envision a comfortable and beautiful cohousing community in Greece within nature, with neighbors who care about one another and enjoy each other’s company. We envision meals cooked together in our Common House using fresh ingredients from our shared gardens. We envision lives connected, supporting each other, sharing celebrations and every day moments. We envision being there for each other as good neighbors when times are tough, working out our differences as constructively as we can when we have conflict, and finding joy together as often as possible.
We envision connection with the mountains, the sea, nature, cooking, gardening, hiking, mountain biking, music, and dancing. We envision a balance of private homes and shared spaces that foster daily moments of connection but also create plenty of spaces for privacy and being alone. We envision a high-quality, low-impact life prioritizing community, health, multigenerational needs, living sustainably to conserve energy and water, and sharing resources in our Common House and common spaces in order to reduce waste.
We are raising money to provide a home to a refugee family in our community. A contribution of any size will be greatly appreciated.