|Re: Cohousing as a rigorous way to live||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Stevenson (tamgoddesshome.com)|
|Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:53:02 -0600 (MDT)|
Rigorous for me-I had a long way to go. Maybe not for others. It might be a bit strong of a word. It does save time and stress, in many ways. But you have to understand that you will be in closer quarters with everyone. That means more fun and sometimes more stress. You deal with issues that you would otherwise sweep under the carpet, like kids making noise and mess, neighbors planting things you don't like, etc. If you are the kind of person who refuses to try to look at things(and yourself) objectively, you will be very frustrated at having to make decisions with a group of people and not just your nuclear family. It's not group therapy; you can always go home and shut the door. But it requires more of you. Sometimes, it's a picnic, others, not! Overall, my life is far superior now to what it was before. Far. The work is not over when you move in-be prepared. -- Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento, California ---------- >From: "Hans Tilstra" <tilstra [at] smartchat.net.au> > How often would cohousing feel like a rigorous way to live? Is this the > consequence of aspiring for a cutting edge therapeutic communities with a > cohousing blueprint in second place? > > McCamant & Durrett's book seemed more intended to design the traffic flow > for daily "how are you" and "who's cooking tonight?", rather than terse > debates about whether or not common funding should go to spa pools. > > Hence my image about the "co" element of cohousing is more akin tositting on > the couch of TV sitcom Friends' Central Perk, with the main infringements > might be to ask someone not to smoke next to me. I would hope that whilst > the development stages would require hard work, the resulting community > would clearly result in savings in time & stress. > > > Hans _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Re: Cohousing as a rigorous way to live Elizabeth Stevenson, April 10 2001
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