Cohousing Spotlight: Aliyah

Aliyah is part of the VISIONS group that is helping with demolition at Bozeman Cohousing. She arrived in Montana for the summer from Atlanta, where she lives in the metro-urban cohousing neighborhood known as East Lake Commons. With 60 households, the hallmark cohousing common house, and a member-run farm known as “Love is Love Farm,” Aliyah says that it’s been a great place to grow up. Now 16, she’s lived at East Lake Commons since she was an infant and has lifelong friends with the many teens in her neighborhood, as well as people of all generations. It’s been a treat to have Aliyah here this summer, and to share some of her stories and wisdom of the richness of growing up in cohousing.