|Re: COHOUSING-L digest 210||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Eves (Evesaol.com)|
|Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 08:26:27 -0500|
Dear All, Many thanks for the on-going letters re: Co-Ho. We, of Cantines island co-housing, Saugerties N.Y. are very close to move-in, after 6-7 years work on the project. We have 6 houses near completion, however all 12 households will be moving in [!!] at about the same time, most likely in October, after infra-structure is complete. Judy, I know your predicament re: USA Today!! We've had a reasonable amount of press,and it's not unusual for someone to mention seeing an article before we know the date of publication. The writers are way to busy to ask them to call and let us know! A couple of meetings ago, we had one person from the City paper, the NY Times, and one from a semi-local paper.... people have mentioned the Times Herald Record article, the local one, it came out a week ago, but I've yet to see it!!!! rob, thanks for your comments on the he spirit rather than the form of co-housing. I feel passionately the same way, and so appreciate your articulation of it. Relative to where we live, we are on a tiny site, w houses very very close together. construction folks walk around periodicly shaking their heads in wonder!! And we could perhaps have fund a more perfect piece of land..... however, the important piece is that we are going soon to be in residence...... that we are living in an actual community, that may be only 80% perfect.... rather than waiting for a piece of land that is 100% perfect..... and perhaps never moving in. We are having to do new costruction to be on this site..... I may be one of the few in this newer is better country of ours, to have never wanted a new house!! Never even had the hankering to design a home! and am in fact leaving a home I dearly love, a renovated gristmill, surrounded by the sounds of a stream. The development process has been part of our process. It has canibalized a lot of our time recently, tho we were pretty connected as a group by then. We are a group of folks accreted over time.... some of us in for the entire long haul, some joining a couple years ago, and some quite recently, in the last year. we seem to have done well at integrating new folks. versions of community...... and surely we've each felt connected at various times with some one or some grop that was geographically disparate. To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed........can make of this Earth a garden. Goethe. Enough rambling! Best to all, Ruth @ Eves @ AOL PS, Rob, I sent you a reply to yur E-mail address, but not sure if it's the correct address....... please accept my thanks if it did not arrive, Ruth
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