Co-housing, a community for later life
Demographic changes, improved living conditions and increased life expectancy have created a new outlook on life beyond sixty-five.
People seek to remain active and engaged, looking for meaningful tasks and experiences without the competitive pressures associated with professional careers.
Intentional communities and co-housing initiatives are one of the many alternatives for later life. Harbour Communities is such an initiative. It originated around Camphill Communities Thornbury with a view to built a new 40-unit co-housing village at Thornbury Park and is now exploring alternative site options in the Stroud area in Gloucestershire.
Vision building workshops for interested individuals are part of the architectural brief, which includes a strong ecological agenda, a broad inclusion of the arts and pioneering provisions for personal development, neighbourly support and integrated care. For further information see: www.harbourcommunities.org.uk