|coh community changes over time||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIHUBVX.CIS.UMN.EDU)|
|Date: Fri, 27 May 94 16:00 CDT|
I share Rob Sandelin's concerns (expressed somewhere in that flood of postings about Cohousing, Communes, Community, ...etc) that over time, as people move in who were not dedicated enough/crazy enough/lucky enough (take your pick) to take part in the development process, the community may change. I have always thought that one of the positive things about the cohousing model was that it required a time and energy commitment, not just money, to join. Positive in the sense that it should reduce turnover and also gives people a chance to participate and get known in the group before they commit. BUT, I think that function could be carried out in the context of a lot easier development process (this has been harder than I thought, and I didn't think it would be easy). At this point, I have no energy to worry about the longer term future - we'll deal with it when it gets here (questions of changes in vision involvement, etc). I just have to go on faith that, like so many things, somehow we will work them out. I suspect that there are things we could do to minimize such changes, but we can't do any more now. Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu
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