|RE: Definition of CoHousing, Christian CoHo, etc. . .||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousclassic.msn.com)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 09:23:34 -0500|
I found Katies definition missing one thing, and maybe it was hidden in the design part and it just didn't stand out enough, but somewhere in every cohousing project is the desire to create a closer sense of community with neighbors. This seems to be the driving force of why people do these epic real estate developments in the first place, and seems to be the primary thing that sets cohousing apart from a condo. For example, would it be still be cohousing if three people partnered to design and build a condo for profit, but had no interest in anything other than a place to live? No sense of community amoung the neighbors, even if the design had the parking on the outside? It would be participant designed, resident managed, design to be communty friendly. It could have non-heirarchical decision making, heck most condos have a board. It seems to me, that desire for closer relationships to the neighbors is a key element of cohousing, without it these are just condos. Rob Sandelin Sharingwood Cohousing Cedar Village Permaculture Retreat Center (not cohousing)
RE: Definition of CoHousing, Christian CoHo, etc. . . The CoHousing Company, September 10 1997
- RE: Definition of CoHousing, Christian CoHo, etc. . . Rob Sandelin, September 12 1997
- RE: Definition of CoHousing, Christian CoHo, etc. . . The CoHousing Company, September 12 1997
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