cohousing

noun, often attributive co·hous·ing \ (ˌ)kō-ˈhau̇-ziŋ \

Definition of cohousing

: semi-communal housing consisting of a cluster of private homes and a shared community space (as for cooking or laundry facilities)

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First Known Use of cohousing

1988


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