Cohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. - cohousing.org
“What is Cohousing?” is a very good introduction to cohousing in the form of a slide show. It was created by Kraus Fitch Architects, Inc.
If you only have one minute to get an overview of cohousing, watch The Cohousing Concept.
Live in a truly neighborly neighborhood is an 7 minute video about Fresno Cohousing. The interviews are perfect. Every time I watch it I get excited about cohousing.
You can read more about cohousing by visiting these web pages. (Clicking any of these links will open a new browser window.)
http://www.cohousing.org - The main cohousing web site
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohousing - Wikipedia’s entry on cohousing
Rethinking the commune - AARP Magazine, April, 2006