Akron Beacon Journal Articles on Cohousing
From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 06:25:30 -0800 (PST)
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Creating community can take years.  Creating a cohousing community can
take anywhere from a few years to nearly a decade. The process usually
starts with a few households that share a desire to live in a cooperative
housing arrangement. As the group members research what's involved in
creating a community, they often develop an ability to work together,
trust one another and reach consensus -- a cornerstone of the cohousing
philosophy, said Kathryn McCamant, an architect and developer of cohousing
projects.  

[ Fred's NOTE: The one page article by Mary Beth Breckenridge concludes
  with this noteworthy statement:

 Most cohousing groups never make it as far as a land purchase, however.
 Thomas Ruddick of Dayton Cohousing, a group that has been unable to
 recruit enough members to create a community, attributed that to the lack
 of a tradition of that kind of living arrangement in the United States
 and the difficulty of coordinating large groups of people to make major
 investments. ]

The full article will be available on the Web for a limited time: 

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/living/10652699.htm

(c) 2005 Beacon Journal and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.

2nd Akron Beacon Journal Article on Cohousing

WHERE TO FIND COHOUSING HELP
Here are some additional resources on cohousing: 

The Cohousing Association of the United States, www.cohousing.org or
314-754-5828. The association's Web site has a wealth of resources
including an overview of cohousing, contac t information for cohousing
groups around the world, classified ads, links to related businesses and
organizations, and information on events such as cohousing seminars and
tours. 

The full article will be available on the Web for a limited time:
http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/living/10652677.htm

[Note from Fred- I tried both url's, got the first one ok. The second
sent me to a resgistration page first which I declined to do.]

(c) 2005 Beacon Journal and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.



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