Re: Intentional Communities vs. Cohousing <FWD>
From: Fred H Olson WB0YQM (
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]> 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
>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 Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo)
>Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota
>e-mail: baxter [at]

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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