OCCUPATION: I'm a semi-retired graphic designer. I have been interested in cohousing for many years and have had training in permaculture, group facilitation and sociocracy. I was a founder of Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust (bhclt.org.uk). WHY CO-HOUSING?: For me the appeal of cohousing is in developing community and sharing resources. I like being in groups and feeling connected, and I like time to myself; cohousing offers a balance.