Re: Cohousing Timeline Game
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 14:41:46 -0600
Sarah Kerr posted a message back on 10/21 asking about the ³CoHousing 
Game².  I¹ve been out of town for a couple weeks and am just getting 
caught up with my coho-l reading so here's my delayed response.

I¹m assuming that Sarah is referring to the Timeline Game developed by 
Bruce Coldham.  I¹ve done work to revise and distribute the game because 
I think that it¹s an incredibly valuable tool for any coho group working 
through the development process.  Below is some basic info on the game.  
If you have any questions, please contact me.

Also if there are folks on this list that have played the game, I¹d love 
to hear your comments on it.  Post them here if they¹re good, post them 
to me privately if they¹re not.  ;>}  JKOC (just kidding of course)

The Timeline Game is a hands on educational tool that helps your core 
group to graphically plan their cohousing development process.  If you 
have a core group that is enthused about creating cohousing, but doesn¹t 
know quite how to make it happen, the Timeline Game will help teach you 
what steps you need to take.

The game guides you through conducting your own development planning 
workshop.  In the workshop, the game introduces you to the major 
development issues and requires you to begin thinking about how you will 
plan for and manage them.  Membership, marketing, land acquisition, 
design, construction management, legal, financial, permits, and 
approvals are all covered by the game.

"The TLG is a great exercise.  I think that it's worthwhile for every 
core group to play it".
        Chuck Durrett, Father of American CoHousing

"This is a great tool. It helps developers and cohousing groups learn 
about each other and discover how they can become partners".
                Richard Berman, Developer in Portland Maine

All work that has been done to create and distribute the Timeline Game 
has been done on a voluntary basis.  All sales proceeds go to support 
the CoHousing Network.
To order, send a $25 check made out to the CoHousing Network to:

Mac Thomson
862 County Road 503
Bayfield, CO   81122

ganesh [at]

           Mac Thomson                   San Juan Cohousing
           ganesh [at]                Durango, Colorado

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
   without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
                            - Robert Frost
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