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Experiences of supportive co-housing communities in “Mondo di Comunità e Famiglia” Association

Luigi Giario

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Degrowth Conference Venice 2012


From the text: We search for a new lifestyle because we know that living in a communitarian environment which values diversity brings serenity. A fulfilled person is a resource for the entire society. We can say to each other “I can be a resource but I need you to make it happen”. On these bases, the first experiences of housing communities and territorial communities were born. Territory can be a district of a big town as well as a group of small neighbouring villages: each a place where community members can develop important and frequent relationships. People and individuals may choose to live in the same building and have their own flat, or to move in order to be nearer to other families.

Contribution to the 3rd International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Venice in 2012.

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