RE: Diveristy in Cohousing
From: Jim Pattison (
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 07:26:01 -0600 (MDT)
Sharon, if people don't have the time to do the "chores" why in the
world are they living in co-housing? jp

-----Original Message-----
From: cohousing-l-admin [at]
[mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at]] On Behalf Of Sharon Villines
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:17 PM
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_Diveristy in Cohousing

>> Did any of us say that one should work so much in cohousing
>> as to exclude participation in other communities?
>> Notice that I said below: ...Why are people who don't
>> want to give ANY of their time to the community..."

The original subject, the context in which Howard and I were making our
comments, was that:

(1) limiting cohousing to those people who have time "to give" for
chores limits diversity in cohousing, and further,

(2) the effort required to start a cohousing community and keep it
developing in the right direction is enormous. Money is just as
necessary as

Then our comments were skewed into the arguments of other people. You
change the subject _and_ use our comments as the basis of your argument.

Repeat: If you want to discuss another subject, don't take my comments
of context and use them to support your argument.

Diversity in cohousing is the subject I was discussing.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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