A recent article on nextavenue.org (“A Beautiful Backyard Cottage for Mom and Dad,” December 2014) provides several appealing housing options that are available for today’s multigenerational families.
Multigenerational housing has been around as long as humanity itself. The way we prefer to live together, though, continues to evolve—and developers are building with that in mind. A spokesperson for the Pulte Group homebuilder describes how her company meets the demand for multigenerational homes:
It takes a willingness to compromise to successfully live with another person, and having multiple generations living under one roof can be even more of a challenge. Grandparents.com provides suggestions for keeping the peace in a multigenerational home (“Multi-generational Living: How to Live with Family and Not Fight,” 2014):
Do you live in a multigenerational home? Are you considering moving in with your children?