|Re: Why not?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jim Ratliff (jratliffbpavms.bpa.arizona.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Nov 93 16:30 CST|
On 4:10 PM 11/12/93 -0600, Trey Wedge wrote: > My <naive> impression was that the attraction of co-housing is > economy... [...] > So, if there is no economy in this approach, again, why do it? [...] > For that matter, what are the advantages of cohousing that are > unavailable in conventional housing? Conventional housing is not designed to foster community, rather it's designed to foster a "my home is my castle--stay out of my space" attitude. Cohousing intentionally creates spatial/temporal patterns which facilitate interaction among community members. Compare that to typical suburban life where people drive home from work, activate the remote control for their automatic-opening garage door, drive in (with the door shutting behind them), and then entering their house without seeing their neighbors. Sharing meals is a SIGNIFICANT difference between cohousing and any conventional neighborhood. ___ | \_|IM RATLIFF Tucson Cohousing jratliff [at] bpa.Arizona.edu
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