|Re: cohousing lifestyle query||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 11:07:50 -0600|
On Fri, 27 Nov 1998, Jan Gordon wrote: > worked out for you, community-wise. Has the friendliness and camaraderie > gone past the superficial level and have you fond true friends, folks to > confide, cry with, celebrate with, etc, on a deeper, best friend level? > Jan, I dont live in cohousing but I've visited a number of them. I think a general answer to your question would be risky. I can imagine getting close to folks in a number of communities and difficulty doing so in others. I think the individual differences between the people in communities ( and differences in what appeal to people (you) ) differ a lot. This is true beyond cohousing as well. I always say generalizations about cities are risky. Tho I think the Twind Cities are hard to beat, I'm sure it depends on what you like, where you live, who you know etc etc within the city that determines how one experiences it. I remember two (or more) very different impressions of Chicago on different occasions when I was doing different things with (or without) different people. In general I suspect cohousing types are more likely to get to know given that they have chosen to live in close contact and cooperation with others. But and extended visit, staying on site so you are exposed to the community at all housr of the day, attending meetings and workdays etc. would help a lot in decideing. And even then it's hard to know in advance. Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] cohousing.org Minneapolis,MN 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L See www.cohousing.org and nbhd-tc the Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See www.freenet.msp.mn.us
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