There has been a lot going on around here! Katie McCamant has spent the first two months of the year flying all over the country hosting workshops, several of our client communities have gotten land under contract, and other communities are selling out and gearing up for move-in!
We are always impressed with the tenacious spirit of cohousing communities, but we are even more impressed when it is young people at the helm, spearheading the movement. We are witnessing a trend of more and more young adults getting involved with cohousing, hoping to raise their children in authentic community.
It is well documented that young people are growing lonelier and lonelier. Millennials (anyone born between 1981-1996) have recently passed up Boomers and Gen X as the
, and an increasing number of studies are showing that the first group of Gen Z adults (currently ages 18-22)
are even lonelier.
David T. Hsu, a social scientist, and the author of "
that solving Americans’ increasing sense of isolation requires
“advocates for the most isolated among us; passionate community-builders from every sector; entrepreneurs obsessed with building new and refurbished solutions for this age-old problem; visionary funders to advance the agenda; artists and storytellers with a gift for continually revealing our condition.”
We couldn't agree more with this sentiment by Hsu, and we believe that several of our new client communities are being brought to life by just the young activists that he is describing.
Here are a few communities that are coming together largely in part by the next generation of movers-and-shakers: