Re: first meeting
From: Tree Bressen (
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 16:05:58 -0800 (PST)
Hi Elke,

6. screening process for future tenants

One thing to be aware of is that practically no groups immersed in the cohousing model screen members. I know, it's a shock for those of us who have been living in other kinds of intentional communities for many years! Cohousing groups will take action if someone really objectionable tries to join, but generally they rely on self-selection for recruitment. And ya know what? Things generally seem to turn out well. Perhaps screening is more necessary if a community lives more closely together and doesn't have individual ownership of units, or perhaps the rest of the movement has something to learn from cohousing on this topic. :-)




Tree Bressen
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Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 484-1156
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