Re: Wash. Post Article
From: Sharon Hamer (
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 07:15:05 -0500
The Post article was, I thought at first, a joke...a satire. But then, I
realized, it was serious. What she describes is unlike the cohousing I
live in. Although we share a commitment to community, no one is
home-schooled, there is plenty of sugar at our pot-lucks, and we have no
cedar shingles on our roof. Where was the balance in this article?

Sharon Hamer................................hamer [at]
Library Media Specialist.................508-497-9820
Hopkinton Middle/High School......(Fax)508-497-9829
Hopkinton, MA 01748

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"
--Vidal Sasoon

>  At Vashon
>                   Co-Housing, there are 18 home sites and a communal
> building under
>                   construction. The houses are connected by dirt
> roads and there are 13
>                   acres of communal land. All cars must be parked in
> an area away from the
>                   houses. Daily life is governed by written
> covenants. Every house must have
>                   a front porch for socializing; every roof must have
> cedar shingles. All
>                   residents attend bimonthly meetings at which
> everything from new
>                   members to garbage disposal is discussed. Once a
> month there is a work
>                   party in which everybody pitches in with
> landscaping and outdoor chores.

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