…is intentional clustered private dwellings with shared facilities and neighbourhood life.

Created and run by residents cohousing reduces isolation, and the physical design, and shared resources offer a radically lighter eco footprint. Read more….


Well-established in Europe and the US; here, the sustained success of Auckland's Earthsong has inspired a new wave of diverse projects across NZ: urban to rural, compact to spacious.

See NZ Cohousing Communities.



Diversity in Cohousing Aotearoa

Cohousing in Aotearoa is becoming mainstream and is way more diverse than the average kiwi realises.
Cycle Parking

It's parking, but not as they know it. Cohaus confronts city hall

Because… parking: An exemplar Auckland cohousing project hangs in the balance while the city fumbles priorities.

A Question of Confidence

After a flurry of new collaborative housing initiatives emerging over the last year, 2017 finds some of us with more muted expectations.
Auckland Conversations Streams

Auckland Conversations - As Good As It Gets?

Auckland Conversations excellent urbanist discourse is failing badly when it comes to housing.


Robin Allison's Cohousing From Wow to How seminars are starting March 24 through into April.See full info and flyer at to book.

Earthsong Public Tours are March, May, August and October - starting 10am, no reservation necessary


CoHoHui Announced

Victoria University, Enspiral, Parsonson Architects and Massey University will host a CoHousing hui on 12th February, in Wellington bringing together industry, government, professionals and residents.