Groups Of Adults Turn To Cooperative Households To Save Money

"With the cost of living on the rise and showing no sign of slowing down, total strangers desperate to save money are moving in together. As CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reported, older adults and even families are using this method to pool their resources. And the new communities are redefining the modern family. Two million Americans over the age of 30 now live with a housemate or roommate, and shared households make up 18 percent of U.S. households – a 17 percent increase since 2007."
We have found one of  the main reasons we have been able to live so well as Frugal Prosumers is because we have done cooperative living for most of our life.

A few things we have found that make it work are:

  • Already have relationships and know each other and share similar philosophies.
  • Already have a history of community living and what makes it work.
  • Set up so everyone has some personal and private space.
  • We have also found that people who understand the ecosystem, art, and compatibility of Apple products understand the ecosystem of art and compatibility needed for cooperative living. ;-)