Is Cohousing the future of Urban Design

One of the UK Cohousing Network’s members discovered this very useful infographic recently. An unusual overture from the world of commerce, it offers a wealth of information about cohousing in a most accessible way.  It was created by Tower Insurance to pique the interest of its landlord customers and open their imaginations to working with groups of people in the cause of building community. We could do with more helpful and visonary landlords!


BBC Story of OWCH – 3 February 2016

BBC cameras visited the women who will be moving into a new Cohousing community in Barnet to find out what it will mean to their lives.

OWCH (Older Women’s Cohousing) is a group of women over fifty who are creating their own community in a new, purpose-built block of flats in Union St., High Barnet, N. London.

As an alternative to living alone, they are getting to know their neighbours – and friendly, helpful neighbours, at that. They meet regularly each month and are planning to move in together in a few months time when the new flats are completed.

The OWCH site will be completed in May 2016. It offers 17 flats for sale and 8 for social rent.

For more information – OWCH website: