|Re: Non-Cohousing Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joani Blank (jeblankic.org)|
|Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 03:42:18 -0500|
Dear Carol and Others participating in this thread, Thanks for your good thoughts about "building community anywhere." They will certainly come in handy for me if (goddess forbid) I ever have to live outside cohousing again. Still, nothing you have said (nor a lot of other stuff I have heard over the years ) holds a candle to the sense of community experienced by those of us privileged to actually live in cohousing. Now, I am very sensitive to the fact that many list readers would not be able to afford cohousing at the present time, even if there were to be several opportunities available right were you need or want to live. That is why I deliberately used the word "privileged" in the previous sentence. I truly believe, however, that this is housing and livestyle is going to catch on big in the next 5, 10 15 years, and I earnestly hope cohousing will be much more available in the future to those with more limited incomes, and those without the luxury of the time and energy it takes to get it built. And for those of you in various stages of development, hang in there. As a person who lives in one cohousing community and is simultaneously involved in the development of another, I can vouch for the truth of a saying of Professor Katie McCamant, "Getting cohousing built can be very, very difficult, but living in cohousing is very, very easy." Joani Blank jeblank [at] ic.org Resident of Doyle St. Cohousing and future resident of Old Oakland Cohousing. The Old Oakland Group (soon to be the most urban Cohousing in the US), still has four places in our group of 21 households. We sure would like to have a couple more single or pair-bonded parents with a small child or two in our group. Is that you?
Non-Cohousing Community Documania, July 8 1997
- Re: Non-Cohousing Community Joani Blank, July 10 1997
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