Observations of Dutch Centraal Wonen and Woongroep Projects

John Killock | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

One of the most interesting things that I have experienced from visiting a number of cohousing projects within the Netherlands is the variation in how both 'centraal wonen' projects and 'woongroeps' are organised.

Centraal Wonen in Haarlem

John Killock | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

My first visit to the Netherlands has taken me to the historic city of Haarlem, located to the west of Amsterdam. Here there are several multigenerational 'Centraal Wonen' projects. Centraal Wonen translates as 'Central Living'. In the UK we use the term 'cohousing' which follows the US who coined the term 'cohousing' when bringing the concept to America in the late 1980's.

Women More Prone to Mental Health Problems Than Men

Reno Charlton | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

Psychological disorders are between 20 and 40 percent more common in women, who are under increasing pressure to look after the family, keep the house in order, and go out and earn an income.

Is the Economic Climate Causing a Rise in Addiction?

Reno Charlton | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

For many people, the abuse of alcohol, substances, and illegal drugs can be fuelled by a variety of life events. Financial problems, relationship problems, and work related issues are all common factors that can lead to a person reaching breaking point and turning to substances or alcohol.

Field of Gold: Farmers, the Divorce Courts and a Very Different Cash Crop

Claire Reid | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK
Claire Reid

Residential property prices in the UK currently resemble something of a curate's egg slightly past its sell-by date.