Starting a Cooperative House

Cooperative-Housing Launchpad provides a starting point for those interested in creating single-home households with other like-minded people based on cooperative culture and principles.  Additionally, we help people find vacancies at already established households.

Cooperative culture refers to a style of living together, an alternative to the competitive and independent society we grew up in. It is based on values of sharing, communicating, and creating agreements to achieve strength and abundance through working together. 

Build a rich living experience together

Cooperative-Housing Launchpad provides a starting point for those interested in creating single-home households with other like-minded people based on cooperative culture and principles.  Additionally, we help people find vacancies at already established households.

Cooperative culture refers to a style of living together, an alternative to the competitive and independent society we grew up in. It is based on values of sharing, communicating, and creating agreements to achieve strength and abundance through working together. 

Our focus is on Shared Housing that practices Cooperative Culture.

  • Shared Housing simply means that a group of people live together under one roof (single-family home)
  • Cooperative Culture refers to a style of living together, an alternative to the competitive and independent society we grew up in. It is based on values of sharing, communicating, and creating agreements to achieve strength and abundance through working together.

There are many names that this sort of arrangement goes by.  We refer to these as Cooperative Homes (or Shared Homes interchangeably)

Incorporating communal living - some cooperative households build on top of this general model and incorporate strong communal living characteristics, heavily centering around shared values, beliefs, and some even choose to incorporate income sharing between members.

Co-ops as a legal structure - cooperatives (or housing co-ops) are also a type of legal ownership structure. When we refer to cooperative homes we refer to the spirit of cooperative culture, not the ownership structure. But some households can have both cooperative culture and a co-op legal structure.

Cooperative House Examples

There are plenty of cooperative households out there and many are started independently by people looking to create a community where they live. You can view several examples we have listed here - please keep in mind that these were not started with our help but are simply listed to showcase what's possible.