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Greece Cohousing Community

We have made a big decision -- the decision to locate our cohousing group within an already existing traditional village on the island of Crete.  There is no need to create an artificial cohousing village, made up mostly of foreigners, when a real Greek village already exists!  The name of the village we have chosen is Armenoi, and it's about a 20 minute drive from the city of Chania.  The surrounding area is known as Apokoronas, a beautiful region in the hills but only a few minutes from the beach at Kalves. Our members will buy their own houses, within walking distance of each other and the delightful center of the village, with its huge trees and babbling brook.  There are excellent tavernas, a grocery store, and a fantastic bakery.  As we see it, our plan offers the best of both worlds:  A friendly group of cohousers and a traditional Greek village where we can establish warm relations with the locals. We thereby avoid the isolation that is not uncommon in purpose-built cohousing commuities.  Our aim, after all, is to be in Greece, in a community that considers the village its home.  Think about joining us.  We are not the usual kind of cohousing group!


Watch the bike ride to Armenoi!


Center of the Village of Armenoi

What is Cohousing?


"Cohousing" refers to a residential community in which knowing your neighbors is the foremost consideration.  We live in houses that are close to each other, and that exist in in an old and established Cretan village.  A perfect example is the village of Armenoi, about 20 minutes from Chania.  All units will be individually owned.  There may be no land or facility owned in common.  "Greece Cohousing Community" is not a development business; it neither collects nor disburses money.  (We will never ask you for a $300 "explorer" fee.)  Our group acts simply as a means of coordinating the purchasing strategies of the members.  After moving in, the group will meet together for frequent meals and social events, and for language learning.  We are totally democratic; there is no one person calling the shots.  There is a strong emphasis on environmental sensitivity, and to living lightly on the land.  The Greece Cohousing Community is now in the planning phase, and individuals and families are encouraged to join us.  All nationalities are welcome!  Όλοι είναι ευπρόσδεκτοι να συμμετάσχουν στην ομάδα!

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