Tendency corrobarated in report
The interest in co-housing is corroborated by the Danske Bank report Danskernes Økonomiske Tryghed 2019
(The Danes’ Financial Security), which shows that up to 100,000 senior citizens dream of living in a co-housing community.
“Senior citizens in particular like the co-housing idea. About one in ten people above the age of 65 would like to live in such a community. It might not sound like a lot. However, when you think that there are almost one million Danes who are more than 65 years old, then it equates to a lot of people wanting to move out of their single-family detached house into an alternative type of accommodation,” says Louise Aggerstrøm, Senior Analyst in Danske Bank specialising in the Danish economy and household finances.
Louise Aggerstrøm emphasises that it is certainly not only seniors who are dreaming about such alternative living arrangements.
“The dream of joining a co-housing community is definitely most prevalent among seniors. However, if you look at Danes in general, one in 20 would like to live alternatively. Altogether, this equates to a lot of people who are dreaming about changing how and where they live,” says Louise Aggerstrøm.People don't want to bring back 1970s' collectives
On the other hand, she does not think it is because people want to bring back 1970s’ collectives.