OCCUPATION: Occupational Therapist. I have worked in healthcare since 1988, mainly in the NHS but also for charities. WHY CO-HOUSING?: Having visited and stayed in a number of communities, and I feel that I thrive on the energy, support and sense of belonging that community life can provide. At a time when natural resources are depleting, it makes sense to me to live in a way in which resources can be utilised, shared and sustained in a conscious and mindful way.