"The most reliable wealth is found in relationship. I aim to live a life as connected and courageous as possible." Read more about Courtney's book, TED Talk, and NY Times article:
New York Times
Twenty-five years in, although the experiment is still small scale, it has yielded a generation of Americans who grew up in cohousing. Many are evangelical about the ways in which the experience has shaped who they are.
Humans may never return to the days of having strangers and distant relatives dropping in to live for extended periods of time, but it's clear that a group of people are tapping into the past that Gillis wrote about: "Until well into the nine-teenth century, heaven was represented not as a community of families but as one large community of friends."