RE: Cohousing, Communes, Community--Not for Profit! Please
From: Pablo Halpern (
Date: Wed, 25 May 94 09:27 CDT
> From: Rob Sandelin <robsan [at]>

> Personally I'm all in favor of being co-opted by mainstream business, 
> it will spread the movement farther and faster and the more people who 
> start living in a sane way the better our society will become.

I don't think you really mean that.  Personally *I'm* all in favor of 
co-opting mainstream business, not being co-opted by them.  If you want to 
spread the movement farther and faster, then you need to change the way 
mainstream business works, not have it change the way *you* work.

>  It is 
> the cohousing movements job to make the definition clear of what 
> cohousing is and is not and then spread that word so that "fake" 
> cohousing, e.g. a typical condo labeled cohousing,  doesn't happen.

Okay, but I don't want to make that job any harder than it needs to be.  
That means identifying ads like the Shasta one immediately, before too many 
people start to believe that *that* is cohousing.

By the way, I have nothing against what the Shasta developers are doing.  
(At least, I have no reason to believe they are doing anything I disapprove 
of).  I *do* have issues with them advertising on the net and especially in 
this mailing list.  (More on that later).

- Pablo

Pablo Halpern              (508) 435-5274         phalpern [at]

New View Neighborhood Development, Acton, MA

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