Richmond Cohousing is a group of dedicated individuals working together to plan and build a cohousing community in Richmond, Virginia. We envision a multi-generational, pedestrian friendly neighborhood within a few miles of the downtown area, committed to energy efficiency and affordability. Together with our consultant, Lisa Poley (co-founder of the highly successful Shadowlake Village in Blacksburg, Virginia) from Village Resources, we will design our community to include private homes, a welcoming common house and outdoor spaces, native plant landscaping, and a playground.
Many people have never heard of cohousing (also spelled co-housing), but it’s nothing more than the old-fashioned neighborhood updated to meet modern needs. It’s a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhood. Residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space. Private homes are individually owned and contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to extensive common facilities such as courtyards, a playground, and a common house where meals may be shared.
More information about living in cohousing appears on our FAQs page.