Ecologically sustainable circle of houses, Johannisthal

The Lebenstraum Johannisthal cohousing community planned a settlement consistent with their ecological and societal values. The group planned and constructed this settlement of 20 wooden houses, plus one community house, adjacent to the Johannisthal landscape garden. Biomass heating, thermal solar panels, a water recycling system and a photovoltaic facility were implemented in this project.

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Project type
We are not currently looking for cohousing project partipipants
Project type
Siedlungs-/Nachbarschaftsverbund (Häuser in enger Nachbarschaft)
Lived in
Property / building
Buildung type
Kind of building
New building
Special characteristics
  • Woodchip Heating System
Energy comsumption kWh/(m²a)
50 kWh/(m²a)
Apartment units
Number of apartments
Number of available apartments
Legal and financial aspects
Form of Ownership
To own

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Cohousing members
Children / youth
0 Personen
Adults (under 60)
0 Personen
Adults (over 60)
0 Personen
Target group
  • Families
Form of decision making
Group Decides by Consensus
Individual Floorplans and Individual Decisions on Accouterment
Community spaces
Community spaces encompassed by the project
Community Spaces
Size of community spaces

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