|Re: CoHousing Satelites & Pods||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Mariner (maikanoidcomm.com)|
|Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 10:27:54 -0600|
Pamela Silver said >Another home just 1/2 black away is owned by friends of one of our >households, and wanted to join as much as we would allow them. We dedided we >were too many people in too little space as it was (75 on 1 1/4 acres), and >didn't want to expand that way. We decided that for the next renters from >across the street, also. So, do these people get together on their own? Or just attend functions of your group's? Do they have any energy for trying to get other friends on their block or otherwise create a more cohesive neighborhood? >While many of us feel it is a great idea, many of us also feel that we are >stretched to the limit getting to know each other. Is this the phase most other existing coho communities are in-- burned out, stretched or turned inward still learning to live the coho lifestyle? I've only been at Nyland for a couple months and am not in "the inner circle" but most residents are very wary of committing to do much beyond what they are already doing on the various committees and in their own lives. Many support more outreach but are clear that they don't have time/energy. What other kinds of outreach do people do besides give interviews, tours and slide shows? > We are very excited that another whole development is happening right down >the street. Have you helped them in any substantive ways? Advised? Given them contacts? Yes, just by getting one site up and moved in it seems to form a model that other people want to emulate. Here in E. Colorado, there's a second site being built in Boulder and in Ft. Collins. Course, it helps to have a go-getter coho developer like Jim Leach in the area.... Does anybody have a contact person for "Imago" in Cincinatti where they created a cohesive community in a neighborhood? Mike Mariner Nyland
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