Network Frankfurt for Cohousing
Unconventional and innovative forms of living are emerging. More and more people are giving thought to new aspects: neighborhood, community, as a response to the transformations in society.
We understand cohousing as a chosen neighborhood that is self-organized and community-orientated. The members know each other, well ahead of moving in and design a concept of living together, including the basic framework and guiding principles. Eventually they build, rent or purchase a building and secure the community through legal framework and contracts.
Cohousing is often resulting in innovative floorplans and architecture but as a sustainable way of living, due to occupying less space and sharing infrastructure.
Network Frankfurt for cohousing is a platform for cohousing in Frankfurt/Main. The association was founded in 2005 and is sponsored and financially supported by the City of Frankfurt. Currently there are three employees. Lead by Birgit Kasper (City planner) and two staff members, Robin Mohr (B.A. Human Geography) and Julia Wegmann (B.Sc. Urbanism). The committee consists of five volunteers Imke Meyer, Burkhard Cramer, Ludwig Weiler, Harald Rentsch and Ute Sonntag.
The goals of the association are:
+ consultation and coordination of citizens regarding the topic
+ support of initiatives and finalized cohousing projects
+ strategic development of the political framework regarding cohousing
As of December 2019 ninety initiatives and finalized cohousing are members of the association. Each one has between five and hundred members.
45 initiatives 15 projects under construction 30 realized cohousing
As of now, all of our monthly talks, website and newsletters are in German. However, if your initiative would like to have some guidance, we are happy to help you in English as well.