We used to think (not too long ago) of the term “neighborhood” as closer relatives, extended relatives, something intimate and intimate. Due to the geographical proximity of the neighborhood, all people in the neighborhood were a source of harmony, solidarity and understanding. The neighbors were the people we invited daily for coffee / tea, casual gatherings, celebrations and parties. Or to help us in sad situations. Today the situation is different even though we think that daily contact with people who live in the house next to ours, in the same building or on the same floor of the building should be a hymn. In line with the global changes that are bringing ever more intense virtual communication, alienation of people is more pronounced than ever before. It affects working hours, all post-employment obligations, the time it takes to buy, pay bills, go to doctors and the like. People therefore remain locked in their houses and apartments behind locked doors in fear of interpersonal contact and intimacy of any kind. Today, it is offended that any type of intimacy can violate people’s privacy.
A more recent European survey shows that for most Europeans, neighbors who live above them are a real nightmare, and the sounds they produce can disrupt ideal relationships. flats / houses, and the constant barking of dogs and the tones of pets leading to increased intolerance.
On the other hand, there are always exceptions. There are still neighbors in the world who exchange birthday and New Year gifts, happy to socialize and discuss each topic. There are still situations when a neighbor just brought you a baked pie or cake at the door of a neighbor as a sign of good neighborly relations. In order to improve neighborly relations, parties are held in some countries around the world. Rome hosts the La Festa dei Ficini di casa quality of life together), similar to similar parties in Paris, for the first time in 2000 at the initiative of people living in a Parisian neighborhood. Today, these types of entertainment are held all the time and involve around 10 million people in nearly 1000 cities.
The term “co-housing” originated in Denmark in the early 1970s. Over time, it has become a new lifestyle in many countries of the world. The basic idea is that each person lives in their apartment while maintaining their privacy. The shared space is shared by neighbors who have chosen each other. The neighbors thus buy groceries together, do laundry in the laundry room, have a common reception area, gym, gardens and workshops. The most positive thing is that the daily routine of all tenants is organized differently and involves all residents of that building by breaking down barriers and insulation that often leaves tenants behind locked doors. Young people below the age of 35 most often choose this lifestyle because of economic benefits.