My Inspiration for Multi-Generational Living: Japan 1994

I was first introduced to the concept of multi-generation living when I lived in Japan with a host family - Four different host families over about 3 years! Every home was multi-generational; however, in one family, four generations lived together including the great grandmother, who was taken care of by the grandmother and grandfather, who in turn were cared for by the mother and father. Everyone took care of the young boys, and nobody was lonely. This traditional living arrangement would need to be tweaked to work for me, but I knew this is how I wanted to live. It was an idea my husband and I hashed out even before we were married.  After 16 years now of three-generation living, we feel like we have perfected the arrangement. With the idea of bringing extended families together in a mutually beneficial way, we are so excited to be building three-generation homes and sharing “how-to’s” on making three-generation living work! 

My Japanese Great Grandmother in Toyota City, Japan

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