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Environment

Co-housing: a green alternative to the family home?

Buying a family home is a major life milestone in many countries. But a lack of affordable housing and a desire to curb carbon footprints has led to the rise of alternative forms of accommodation, including "co-housing." Just how does this model work? And how difficult is it to get people to share their living space?

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Interviewees featured in this episode:

Dr. Sally Augustin, environmental psychologist

Dr. Helen Jarvis, professor of social geography engagement, University of Newcastle

Siv Helene Stangeland, partner Helen & Hard architects

Ashutosh Pandey, senior editor with DW Business

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