|Re: moving into Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIVAXvx.cis.umn.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 3 May 93 13:17 CDT|
I should say that we at MoCoCo are starting to realize that we are doing CoHousing in a way that has some extra stresses. For me, I started with needing to move out of my house of 21 years, and prepare it for sale with relatively little notice. We were not sure our purchase would go through until about a week before the closing, and that date was only about 6 weeks after we first heard that we might make an offer (again, after a year lapse). So it was short notice. Then, we 1st movers have moved into a 1924 building that is in pretty good shape, but , not surprisingly, some problems have surfaced (soundproofing and leaky porch roof and a leak that turned out to be in plumbing pipes embedded in concrete floors. It takes time to deal with these, and so they impact our living. Third, in order to save money, since we had to start paying on the mortgage immediately, we have moved in at the same time as we are re-organizing the building, and doing varying amounts of remodeling to create apartment units from a former nursing home. So we live with remodeling or not-yet remodeled space. I guess what I am saying is, in order to take advantage of a wonderful deal in this building, and to save money, we moved in under conditions that add to the normal stresses of moving and adjusting to living with others. Plus the current residents are only 8 households of a planned 20-25, so that, too, is a factor. Bottom line, Yes, there is stress, but I do think we have extra. And I don't think the issue is selling your house, as opposed to any other sort of move. JUdy
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