|Re: Double Standards||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Catherine Kehl (tyliku.washington.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 18:16 CST|
On Wed, 1 Feb 1995, Dale B. Walker wrote: > Example: what about more than 2 adults sharing a single housing unit - a > triple or quad or for that matter 2 couples who choose to share a large > unit for whatever reason. How does this affect housing design? Which, I will mention, is something I hear a lot of people bitching about in poly circles. Small modern houses are all fine and good, but they don't fit most any kind of extended family. > IMHO, many of the same desires that lead one to be interested in co-housing > can also lead to a desire for multi-adult "families" regardless of what > intimate relationships may exist between the adults. The ability to share > responsibilities and expenses for child rearing and just living between N>2 > adults is part of what we talk about both in terms of co-housing and > polyamory. And there are social forces that say that N=2. I know someone mentioned that polyamory didn't seem to be the norm in co-housing, which does seem to be true. On the other had, various kinds of co-operative, shared, jointly owned or what have you living situations has been something of the norm in many polyamorous circles. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see more things spring up that look like co-housing. It's a good model, and a people who can maintain a long-term poly relationship are probably already aquainted with some of the problems in setting up such a community. Me, I like close-knit communities. Much as I adore them, I wouldn't like living in a big house with my lovers, surrounded by a neighborhood of total strangers... Ick! Catherine
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