People crave community. It is embedded in our DNA to support, and seek support from one another. Our current housing model of single-family detached houses and condominiums are not conducive to building or embracing a communal way of living. It seems that people have only just started to question whether our independent and isolated lifestyles are working for us. (Hint: It’s not working.) Research has shown that lacking community and social fulfillment can be as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
Loneliness and social isolation have reached crisis levels, and yet the conversation still hasn’t shifted towards the most fundamental aspect of people’s lives; their homes. Co-ownership provides an opportunity to form a community within the place that you live, and reap the rewards of living with other people.