Stories about life in cohousing; links to
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 10:21:04 -0700 (MST)
Many folks enjoy "Stories about life in cohousing".  They can
motivate newcomers and be encouraging when the development process
gets difficult.

Selwyn Polit <selwyn [at]> has compiled a document from 
stories that have appeared on Cohousing-L:     
Reasons and Stories of Why People Love Cohousing

If you have such a story, we urge you to post it to Cohousing-L with a
title that includes "stories" such as "Stories about life in cohousing"
(Avoid "story" since that is used for newspaper articles etc) Below is an
updated message regarding finding such messages in the archives.


Early stories from the structured archives:

Cohousing-L messages that contain "Stories about life in cohousing"
have gotten a variety of subject lines over the years.

Here are links to many past and future (since these are search links)
"Stories about life in cohousing"

>From the Subject line search:

Alternately you could get all of the messages from the above 5 links
by copy and pasting the following line:

(encouraging + words) (remembering) (looking + glass) (stories) (appreciate)

into the "Enter search words:" box at the 
Cohousing-L subject line search page at:

( A few search technique notes used to find the "encouraging words" story
 can be found at very end of the earlier version of this message:  )

Also note that the link at the bottom of the search results page has 
a link to "retrieve" all messages as one document in case you want to
retrieve them and read them offline. (or start editing...)

Of course there are some others in the archives with other subject lines 
too... Let us know of others you dig out of the archives.


Fred H. Olson  Minneapolis,MN 55411   (near north Mpls)
fholson [at] 612-588-9532 (7am-10pm Cent time) 
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