Finding groups / Re: Cohousing in Tallahassee
From: Fred H. Olson (
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 10:07:56 -0500
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, ann zabaldo wrote:

> Hi all!
> It seems to me that I read or heard somewhere that there is a
> cohousing group forming in Tallahassee, FL.  I checked on the web
> pages but no group was listed.  I'm going there this weekend and
> would love to talk to the folks there.  Then again I could have
> dreamed up this whole thing.

I decided to take up Ann's challenge -- see my results below.

Regarding finding groups in general...
I have a little web page that has some suggestions:

One of these is searching the cohousing-L archives
CoHousing-L archives:
which is where I found what I did.  Unfortunately, the list's older 
archives are not searchable online (they are in gopher format).


Fred H. Olson  fholson [at]    Minneapolis,MN   55411  
(612)588-9532  Amateur radio: WB0YQM          List manager of:
Cohousing-L  See        and      nbhd-tc  the
Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See

Here are three old cohousing-L messages that mention a cohousing
community in Tallahassee.  The second and third can be found by searching
for "Tallahassee" with the option checked to look at longer strings
(there was a comma at the end of the name)
The first can not be found with the CSF search which only searches the
www archives starting in 1996.  (I found it by searching archives on my
hard disk and then went to the gopher and found it).
Re: My Bio
polling revised
November Cohousing List - A Different Style
A few excerpts follow, note that this information is about 2 years old.
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 95 00:08 CDT
From: tc511 [at] (Sweet Tea)
Name:  Tonya Chavis
Birthdate:  10/11/54
E-Mail:  tc511 [at]
Home Address:  1511 Payne Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Community (if any):  Day Star Community
Location: 6 minutes from downtown Tallahassee and less than 15 minutes
Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A. and M. Univerisity (FAMU).
Stage of Development:  Three houses built, plus one lot sold, with room
approximately 10 more homes and a community building.
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 09:11:22 -0500
From: mediawks [at] (glenn sharron)
Subject: polling revised
    We are a group of people that have been meeting for a little more than
a year now planning to create a cohousing community in the Tallahassee,
Florida area.  We are currently deep in the discussion of ownership
possibilities and agree that there is no need to "reinvent the wheel" when
many others have been in similar situations.
        Patience Gaia-Smith                             Glenn Sharron
        808 N. Bronough St.
mediawks [at]
        Tallahassee, FL  32303                          1310 chowkeebin
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 13:19:52 -0600
Subject: November Cohousing List - A Different Style
from  November 1996 Co-Housing List
16 Communities Under Construction
   Daystar Community, Tallahassee FL   13 homes on 2.5 acres

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