|RE: Cohousing and car sharing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousemail.msn.com)|
|Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 22:18:43 -0600 (MDT)|
I got a bit of criticism for my take on cohousing. You have to understand, For the last 5 years, pretty much once a month I visit a new community somewhere in the US. Some of them are cohousing, most are other kinds of Intentional Community. So I have a pretty broad prospective of how cohousing does things compared to other kinds of community, and have a fairly large cross section of experiences to compare and contrast various kinds of communities against one another. Add to that a decade of my own IC living experiences and I think I have a bit of perspective. Generally speaking, cohousing residents seem much less likely to co-own a car than other types of communities where co-ownership of major things is more prevelent. Does not mean it could never happen in cohousing, just that it does not happen much, and for somewhat obvious reasons. Its not the goal of cohousing residents to share ownership of their homes, cars or incomes. In fact, the non-sharing of those things is a big atraction to cohousing residents, who tend to be very middle class in their values. This is not a value judgement, it is how it is. If you took my comments to be negative, you took them the wrong way. Rob Sandelin Northwest Intentional Communties Association Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time
- RE: Cohousing and car sharing, (continued)
- RE: Cohousing and car sharing Rob Sandelin, September 24 1999
- RE: Cohousing and car sharing Fred H. Olson, September 24 1999
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