According to the Cohousing Association of the United States, "[c]ohousing is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to extensive common facilities such as open space, courtyards, a playground and a common house."
At present there are three cohousing cooperatives in Tucson:
Telephone: (520) 622-6918
Call Don, Telephone (520) 292-0013
Telephone: (520) 293-5290
"Co-housing idea brings new way of life to Tucson."Arizona Daily Star. 25 May 1998. Page B1
"Co-housing group aims to blend private, shared facilities." Arizona Daily Star. 7 April 1996. Page G1. "Co-housing talk is Friday.”Arizona Daily Star. 22 April 1998. Page C2.
"Ideal neighborhood: Group sets out to create its own perfect haven." Arizona Daily Star. 16 March 1997, Page H1.