Top 10 issues in Coho (Rob's old)
From: Judy Baxter (
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:12:16 -0500
I just found a copy of this that I had posted on our bulletin board for a while-
(I'm cleaning house!!) and thought it might interest folks -  so here's a
repost.  I called it "We are not alone".
        We sure deal with a lot of these.

Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community,(MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Mpls.,MN
-- e-mail:      baxter [at]
        (usually checked on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday)
15 homes - 7 new townhomes and 8 coop apartments  in a rehab Georgian building
 built as a retirement home in 1924 - 

 Voice Mail for Monterey Cohousing - 612-930-7554

Date: Thu, 2 Mar 95 18:18 CST
Originator: cohousing-l [at]
From: Rob Sandelin <robsan [at]>
Subject: RE: Issues of Living in Cohousing

Here are a few issues which seem to come up a fair amount in cohousing 
life. Call them Robs top 10 list for cohousing:

10. Community dinner - organization, kids behavior at, menu and food 
9. Meetings - number of.  Lets have a meeting to talk about the number 
of meetings??
8. Communication - where do we vent when something aint right?
7. Discovering personal attitudes - Recycle? Nah..........get out of my face.
6. Use of common areas for private gigs.  Can I have my high school 
reunion in the commonhouse? Glee club? Unitarian church? Ritual 
dwaridian sacrifice to the earth mother?
5. Noise - Can I chainsaw wood at 7am on Sunday? (not at Sharingwood you don't)
4. Kids - Parenting, childcare for, watching out over, disciplining 
kids not your own in common areas
3. Neighbors outside cohousing - We are not a commune.  Really!
2.  Pets - Get your !@#$#@! dog out of my flowers!
1. Strangers peering into your window - Oh hi! We are just passing 
through and wanted to look at this cohousing stuff I heard so much 
about.......(This really happened to me just last weekend)

Rob Sandelin
(wearing a robe now on Sunday Mornings cause you never know who is looking)

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