Re: questions about cohousing
From: Elaine (itchyinkspiritone.com)
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 13:26:43 -0700 (MST)
we also get quite a lot of such requests at our community in addition to
what's on this list. it's nice to see the topic explored but  we're just
living at home doing our own lives and run out of time for all the requests.
Grace, i suggest finding a community in your area, getting to know someone
there, going to a few meetings and a meal. you'll get good info that way.
elaine. 
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> From: aamato [at] worldbank.org
> Reply-To: Developing cohousing - collaborative housing communities
> <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 14:40:47 -0500
> To: Developing cohousing - collaborative housing communities
> <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ questions about cohousing
> 
> 
> Here we go again.
> 
> You may not know this Grace, about every 3-6 months, a graduate student,
> usually
> in architecture, writes to this list serve and asks the same questions.  It
> would be more effective for you to search this archive to find out who they
> are
> and get their data from them.  There are very  few of us who are still
> interested in answering these surveys.
> 
> Also, the last time this request  (last Fall some time?) was made someone on
> the
> list suggested compiling these survey results and having them readily
> available
> through the Cohousing Association (or whatever the national organization is
> now
> called)  each time we get  these requests.  Was anything done on this?
> 
> One more idea I have is for grace to search our archives for discussions on
> each
> of her topic questions.  This actually might be richer, though quantitatively
> more difficult to work with.
> 
> Sorry I sound miffed and negative, but that's how this request struck me and I
> was trying to think of more constructive ways these requests could be dealt
> with.
> Anna Amato
> Takoma Village
> Washington DC
> 
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> "Grace Kim"      
> <gracekimarch [at] msn.com>        To:       cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org
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> cohousing-l-bounces@co        Subject:  [C-L]_ questions about cohousing
> housing.org      
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> 02/04/2004 01:12 AM
> Please respond to
> Developing cohousing -
> collaborative housing
> communities      
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> I am a graduate student at the University of Washington studying cohousing
> for my architectural thesis.  However, my focus is on the sociological
> aspects of cohousing ? why people are choosing this over other "traditional"
> forms of housing, what are the expectations/realities, is it as great as I
> think it is/others say it is?
> 
> Following are a series of questions that I am pondering this week (I may be
> posting weekly, so please take this as warning.  :-)  Please feel free to
> respond to any/all the questions.  If you'd rather speak candidly and not be
> "on record" with your comments, feel free to contact me directly at
> gracekimarch [at] msn.com.
> 
> 
> Where did you live prior to cohousing (suburb, downtown condo ? specific
> city/community would be great)?  Why did you leave / what attracted you to
> cohousing?
> 
> What were expectations prior to moving in?  Have those been met?  What other
> things did you not expect that you are pleasantly surprised by.
> 
> What are major problems?  (not enough storage, governance, people not
> chipping in)
> What do you wish was done differently during the design of the community?
> 
> Is cohousing truly a great place to raise children?  Do those without kids
> feel like they are taken advantage of?
> 
> How are seniors integrated into the community?  Do they take on certain
> roles?  Are there any stories to share about how seniors are cared after?
> Special skills/talents that they contribute that would not be met otherwise?
> Have there been seniors that have aged-in-place (meaning, brought in
> skilled care vs. moving to nursing home)?  If so, how did that work out for
> the community?
> 
> Members with special needs ? does anyone in your community have a disability
> that everyone helps them cope with (MS, blindness, mental illness, physical
> handicap)?  How has that person grown in your community?  Are there any
> special roles (or privileges) they have that others don't?
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance to any/all that respond!
> 
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