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Co-Housing Movement Sweeps through Europe

Co-Housing Movement Sweeps through Europe
Co-Housing Movement Sweeps through Europe, R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH. Image © Andrew Alberts
R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH. Image © Andrew Alberts

In the Spanish suburb of Alfafar, conditions were looking grim as economic hardships plunged over 40% of its residents into unemployment and left significant portions of its housing vacant. In response, a group of young architects have developed a co-housing plan for the area to accommodate its shifting needs, enabling residents to exchange and share space as needed. Using the existing buildings as the framework, the line between public and private will evolve over time with changing conditions, following in the footsteps of other European countries that have successfully employed similar undertakings. Read more about Alfafar's co-housing plan, here.

Cite: Holly Giermann. "Co-Housing Movement Sweeps through Europe" 18 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/600137/co-housing-movement-sweeps-through-europe/> ISSN 0719-8884
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