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|From: SmallCo (SmallCoaol.com)|
|Date: Sun, 5 Mar 95 20:14 CST|
Russ, I'm with you in many respects regarding the seemingly herculean task of "creating community" out of thin air, which is what much of cohousing seems like to me (as an outsider). Some folks, such as N Street and the just starting group in SF, are going about things more gradually, and that seems more realistic to me, as well as more sustainable in the long run. Conspicuously absent for the six months I've been subscribed to this list is any mention of extended families as a starting point for a new community. Cohousing seems to be reviving many of the shared responsibilities that my family practiced a generation or two ago: shared meals, help with children, building together, etc. The neighborhood my family imagines building will include parents, in-laws & cousins, and that'll give us a running start! I imagine many readers responding that they don't get along with their family, and that cohousing allows them to "choose" new relations. I wish them well, but can't help wondering where this kind of choosing will lead. Any thoughts? Albert at SmallCo
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