|A Sense of Place||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsontcfreenet.org)|
|Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 08:36:01 -0600 (MDT)|
On Fri, 26 Apr 2002 Dahako [at] aol.com wrote in the thread: Re: [C-L]_Moving out for a job : > A few people have asked what job could be worth leaving cohousing for. > That's what I love about cohousing in particular and intentional > communities in general, I don't think too many other Americans past > the age of about 17 would ask that question seriously. Balancing > one's life choices involves invoking individual values, of course. > For us, community context matters a lot too, and living in cohousing > certainly has made our decision to take a promotion - even for a > really neat job - that meant a move out of our community much more > difficult. > Actually I think people tend to be in two categories: o People who live near where they work o People who work near where they live I think there are many people in the latter category who put place as higher priority than work. In fact I suspect that a factor in Minneapolis's relatively low level of cohousing development is that people here get attached to their (conventional) neighborhoods and are reluctant to move to another neighborhood to live in cohousing. (Instead we get multiple proposals to start cohousing in various places but can't attract enough people willing to move from their neighborhood! ) Of course many people do move long distances. I'm interested in family history and I often ask relatives how they happen to live where they do. Most often it is work related but not necessarily their own. Often one relative moved for a job and the family put down roots in the new location and developed a new sense of place there. Presumably the more attracive the job in the 'new' place or the more desparate the job prospects in the 'old' place, the more likely the option of moving. I sometimes wonder if cohousing communities take job prospects into account enough when making site decisions. The proposals for rural sites at a distance from the nearest city in particular look suspect to me. Fred -- TEMP ADDRESS 4/9/02 My "From:" address has temporarily changed; My preferred address IS NOW and continues to be as below. 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) _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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