What is the balance between privacy and community involvement?
We all have our private homes and we can be as private in cohousing as in any other setting. It is entirely up to the individual to decide what balance works for them.
There are no rules or regulations that require anyone to join in with activities.
In practice, because we have joined a cohousing group, we are generally fairly sociable and enjoy getting together and doing things together. This is not every day and not to the exclusion of outside activities.
As well as social activities, we work together to run the company that owns the common land and the association we have formed for the day -to-day activities such as shared meals.