|Re: In a nutshell!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jim Snyder-Grant (jimsghotmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 14:39:53 -0600|
"so, what is this cohousing thing, anyways?" The one sentence version I sometimes tell people goes like: "It's a neighborhood where the people that live there helped set up & run the neighborhood". That's probably a little bit too broad, but it's a start: you didn't ask for an official dictionary definition (we've tried that already on this list: it takes more words..) It gives enough scope to cover the various flavors of cohousing (retrofit/developer/lot model). Then you could go on to talk about your project: "For instance, here at Sad Car Acres, we want to create a place where we can walk or play between the houses without competing with cars, and where we can have a big house in the middle where we can have meals sometimes, or watch the olympics together".. or whatever your specialty is. -Jim, New View cohousing at half moon hill, Acton MA. Where we now only have one all-group business meeting a month, and one 'listening' meeting a month: instead of the bad-old burnout days of development where we were meeting as a group every 10 days or more...but the common house committee is still meeting once/week, at the edge of burnout, but at least aware of it & doing stuff about it. [1998: The Year of the New View Common House]. We also had our first transition in ownership since move-in: one of the free-standing units sold for original purchase price plus improvements to a family on the waiting list who had been living just over the hill from us for a while.. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
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