|Re: inputs & outputs of cohousing life||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hans Tilstra (tilstrasmartchat.net.au)|
|Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 17:23:40 -0600 (MDT)|
I understand that it takes a lot to get a cohousing community going. Yet, I'm keen to understand what's so draining about community life once the community is built. I can imagine unrealistic expectations, but isn't the point of cohousing to enable a pleasant neighbourhood? I want to have chat whilst I pick up my mail. I'd like to know my neighbours, share a meal when it's XYZ turn, who cooks a nice meal. I'll share a lawnmower, tv antenna and perhaps baby sitting arrangements. I don't mind sharing a roof if that makes the place more affordable. However, I don't to come home to a committee or political party. These are images I get from my study of cohousing to date. For those people who are well beyond the planning stages, how do what you put in compare to what you get out of cohousing? What makes it worthwhile and what makes it less than imagined? :-) Hans www.vicnet.net.au/~cohouse where one group has their eyes on land!
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