|What's a cohousing development?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (robsanmicrosoft.com)|
|Date: Tue, 26 Apr 94 15:57 CDT|
Fred wrote of the cohousing magazines list: >The Listing of Cohousing Contacts Across North America is a 3 page >insert with listings in 34 States, the Dist. of Columbia and Canada. >THe approximately 175 listings include a city/town >and phone number (no address). There is an interesting question of what is, what is not cohousing. For example is a cooperative land trust, with no common house cohousing? How about a housing cooperative with no shared land or commonhouse? On the back page of the last couple of issues of cohousing magazine has been this box titled "What is Cohousing?" The first paragraph states: Cohousing communities are resident-developed cooperative neighborhoods where individual households are clustered around a common house with shared facilities... but resident cooked dinners are often available for those who wish to participate. I know that some of the projects (4) listed from the NW don't fit the description listed above. I suppose it really doesn't matter if a frog calls itself a toad because the difference is small and the only ones who might care are other toads and frogs but it makes me wonder about the solid the 175 number really is. One of the reasons the term CoHousing was originally copyrighted (although later freed) was to keep other forms of intentional community from calling themselves cohousing and confusing what cohousing is.
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