|Re: Intentional Communities vs. Cohousing <FWD>||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 22:59 CDT|
Message author: Joyce Gorsuch JCGORSUCH [at] UCDAVIS.EDU Posted by the COHOUSING-L sysop. Date: Tue, 12 Jul 94 10:23 CDT > Sandy Bodzin <sb5i+ [at] andrew.cmu.edu> asked: > Can anyone please explain the difffernece between an intentional >community and a cohousing community? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > >For me, a cohousing community is one subset of models for intentional >communities , which is a more general term. IE - there can be urban, rural, >etc cohousing - they can set energy efficiency or self sufficiency as a >priority or not, but still be cohousing plus a variation. > Intentional community includes a huge range of models - from income >pooling >and all-communal dining and other very strong requirements for participation >down to , I suppose, houses in the same neighborhood with some regular shared >activities. I'm not so sure how to define the limits on this. > >Re: the Quaker question, and religious requirments and legality (i.e. >discrimination) , i can only guess that it depends on how you set it up. > >Judy > >Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo) >Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota >e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu I agree with you, but I would add that the nuclear family is an integral part of cohousing, perhaps even the focus of cohousing. Such has been my experience living at N Street. -Joyce Gorsuch
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