Despite its reputation as a shared home as most people see it, A Cohousing community isn’t that bad of an idea to consider, Trillium Hollow doesn’t have to be an expensive place to live, with its cost-effective rates in place. Comprising of a merry atmosphere mingled with utmost serenity, Trillium hollow encourages peaceful living among its residents. Simply put, Cohousing communities mean a cluster of private homes sharing certain spaces, coming together to form an intentional community. The shared spaces mostly include a common house, which may include a kitchen, fit to accommodate a large number of people, plus a dining room, laundry room and others. Unlike some other intentional community, cohousing poses to be different in the fact that residents do not have a shared economy or a common set of beliefs or religion, but instead invest in facilitating interaction to provide social, spiritual, and economic benefits.
The benefits of living in a cohousing community are numerous. Experts have proven that the consensual structure of decision making, aids the growth of peaceful living amidst residents. Households in a cohousing neighborhood do not expect much from each other beyond coexisting in the same environment without causing problems for each other. Each household to his own independent income and private lives, but together as neighbors they plan collaboratively and merge ideas to manage the community and the shared spaces effectively.
Trillium Hollow has been structured both in principle and in architecture to encourage interaction between it’s residents. Trillium hollow is a suburban community that includes about 28 self sufficient apartments with one stand alone unit, common facilities including a large common room, guest rooms, dining room and recreational spaces both indoor and outdoor. With the vision to create a community that fosters love and harmony, the shared community life among residents is active. Residents often come together for meals, celebrations and social gatherings.
Trillium Hollow is a community that stands sturdy on the following characteristics:
Participatory Process: It gives its future residents the liberty to be able to contribute to the designs of the community in order to fit their needs.
Common Facilities: A 3,600-sq-ft Common House with three guest rooms and a big enough dining/meeting spaces, these spaces can be used by neighbors as they deem it fit, they could gather in the rooms for parties, games, movies, or other events. Trillium hollow indeed makes it easy to form clubs, organize child and elder care, and carpool. Other facilities shared in Trillium hollow includes a workshop; hot tub; 24/7 internet; community laundry facilities; native-plant landscaping; and organic community garden, and of course, play area for children.
Non-ranking Decision Making Structure: Just like any other cohousing community, trillium hollow does not impose it’s rules on its inhabitants. But rather, they go about making their decisions the consensual way. It mostly resorts to voting, when the group cannot reach a consensus after a number of attempts.
With Trillium Hollow you can experience that joy that comes with having those particular jolly neighbors to turn to, the same ones you trust enough to share certain spaces with intentionally but at the same time enjoy the liberty to marvel in your privacy.