Debates around 'caring' in collaborative housing: Evidence from the literature
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ENHR 2018 (European Network for Housing Research)
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Europe is experiencing a new wave of collective self-organised forms of housing provision. We refer to the wide variety of these forms under the umbrella term ?Collaborative Housing? (Vestbro, 2010; Fromm, 2012). Many of these housing forms are characterised by residents? desire to develop new ways of living that focus on mutual care, solidarity and reciprocity. Often these housing projects target people with special needs, be it physical, mental or social. Over the last few decades, not only ?grey? literature but also academic literature has been rapidly increasing, presenting empirical data and developing conceptualisations about the phenomenon of caring and sharing in collaborative housing forms. This paper aims to make sense of the recent academic literature in this field and identify the main debates around collaborative housing as a place to care. It is based on an extensive systematic literature review of peer-reviewed articles in the field of collaborative housing published in English, French and German over the period of 1990 ? 2017. Findings show that aspects of caring are mainly present in the thematic clusters ?socio-demographic? (who lives in collaborative housing?); ?Collaboration? (how does collaboration play out in collaborative housing?); and to a lesser extent, and ?Effects? (what are the effects or outcomes of collaborative housing?). We conclude that the academic literature seems to address ?care? and ?caring? from a procedural perspective as well as in terms of the socio-demographic attributes of its residents.