Last updated: October 5, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Swedish CoHousing Network
- Status: Established
- Website address: http://www.kollektivhus.nu/
- Contact Name: Thor Balkhed
Forty cohousing units in Sweden
Kollektivhus NU currently has 41 cohousing units as full members, and 9 organisations working in favour of collaborative housing. There are also a number of individual supporting members.
The just over 40 cohousing units that exist in Sweden are mainly the result of civil society campaigns and positive responses from public housing authorities during the 1980s. They represent a minute fraction of the housing stock. A vast majority of Swedes are unaware of alternatives such as collaborative housing, eco-villages etc. The existing cohousing units are concentrated to the main urban centres.