Sometimes I look to the future and find elders houses to be a good choice for me in my senior years. The idea of being with people around my age in a big house appeals to me better than being in a house with people where I hardly can communicate with because of the gap in age even if they are my children and grand children. I don’t like also the option of living alone with a maid to help me.
Living with a group is something that appeal to me. Most people would agree that their school and college times were one of the best times in their lives. Those who lived in university dorms know what it is like to live among a group. It is a totally different life style that differs than the way we live.
In the past, our grandparents used to live in small towns where houses were close to each other. There was no real seperation between people the way we have now. The sense of living in a group was there among them. They all knew their neighbours, and all lived like a big family.
Now, we moved into bigger buildings were no one knows about his neighbour anything. In the name of privacy we build bridges between us. People now even peek from the magic eyes of their doors in order to check if their neighbour is in the stairs so that they don’t stop and talk to him! Our privacy turned into curse, and the walls we built to protect ourselves trapped us in loneliness and isolation.
It would be nice if our houses evolved to resemble university dorms or old towns. People should move from living in small families into bigger groups. Each pair or single people can have their own rooms in a big hall while sharing a sitting room and a kitchen. They can maintain their privacy this way while taking advantage of living among a big group of people as well.
Maybe it wouldn’t be a suitable solutions to families with little children, but the whole family can move to such big houses once their children turn 18.