|Re: German / European Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 08:55:02 -0600 (MDT)|
A message came my way today that included: > Tuesday, 9 May 2000 > Potsdam Germany > > We just moved to the Potsdam/Berlin area and we would be most > interested to know if there are any cohousing communities in this part > of Germany. Alternatively, have you heard of any interest in the > Berlin area towards starting such a community? Unfortunately I do not have any information about cohousing in Germany. Does anyone have contacts for organizations, individual communities, or knowledgeable individuals about German / European cohousing? The list of Cohousing Communities / groups - Indexed by Country and State at http://www.cohousing.org/groups.html does have some European contacts but it seems rather sparse. Cohousing contacts anywhere in the world would be of interest of course. Send community / group updates to cohousing [at] umich.edu Last year when some us of toured Danish cohousing we found some difficulaty making contact with communities. Of course this relates to the question of how communities can keep contact with the public to a reasonable level which has been discussed here previously. As one who feels the need to promote the ideas of community building / cohousing I hope most communities feel some obligation to spread the idea and allow themselves to be toured within reason. Which reminds me, is there a tour of cohousing in the Netherlands being planned this year? Tho I won't be going I hope to hear about it? Recently Kathryn McCamant and Chuck Durrett, the authors of the book _Cohousing_ that brought the idea to the US in 1988 wrote in a review article (page 61 Communities Magazine Spring 2000 #106 see www.ic.org ) Ideas from cohousing have filtered into Danish society; for example ... . However, in contrast to North America, Danish cohousers haven't seen themselves as a movement and there is little communication between communities. Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] cohousing.org Minneapolis,MN 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L and Nbhd-tc (Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list) More info: http://www.mtn.org/~fholson/sig-detail.htm
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