In many countries, 1._____ is not unusual for families of different backgrounds to live together in the shared space. 2.______, in the United States, this idea may still be considered strange.
But this type of housing, 3.______ (call) co-housing, is gaining 4.____ _ (popular) in the United States, too. Co-housing complexes are popping up across the country. For many people, this way of life is a relief to the busy modern lifestyle. A co-housing community has 5.______ (private) owned houses and shared land. There is often a “common house” with a kitchen and dining room, meeting room, and maybe a workshop of library or music room. About 25 co-housing communities 6._____ _(build) in recent years, according to a report.
A co-housing complex is a place 7.______ residents shop, cook, and eat together. They like 8._____ _(it) sense of shared community. Children have other kids to play 9.______, which many families like. Other residents like the feeling of living in a “ village”. Residents also say that they can live in co-housing for 10._______ _(little) money than they would pay for nearby apartments.