Cohousing: A Growing Concept in Communal Living

Shut the door when you like, but dinners for 31 and shared care of community are the norm

Move into a neighborhood and there are bound to be growing pains. Build that neighborhood from the ground up around a vision of collective living and the list of surprises can run long.

Oakcreek Community opened about five years ago in Stillwater, Okla. Most of the original 12 residents (or “members”) weren’t friends; in fact, many barely knew of each other. But they wanted to find a way to retire comfortably in the college town about an hour from Oklahoma City and not fall into the trap of loneliness and isolation.

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