081308housing.jpgA group of social butterflies in Brooklyn – who the Real Deal describes as having careers in "high-paying creative fields" – are banding together to start what would be the city's first "co-housing community." Like co-ops, co-housing communities make group decisions on issues like building maintenance. But here's the twist: while residents live in private homes, they share common areas for dining and cooking. The still-growing group of 25 households is eying a development site in Fort Greene, and expect to collectively spend $15 to $35 million to reside socially. It's a popular lifestyle in groovy Denmark, but will it fly here in individualistic New York? Once the first parent hears that someone fed precious Conner a carrot stick grown with pesticides, it'll surely mean war. [Via Brownstoner.]