Re: Songaia Cohousing hits the news again...
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 06:47:53 -0700 (PDT)
Craig Ragland wrote:

> Article title: Residents revive promise of communes; they share lives
> and resources for social good

Hi Craig,

Thanks for point out the article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer , the
"P-I" -- 'oldest morning newspaper in WA' apparently has a circulation of
'hundreds of thousands'.

I encourage people to think of cohousing to be part of the
intentional community spectrum tho I think it is is reasonable to
make distinctions between types of community in the degree of
collectivity.  I think the article does a fair job of that.

One part of the article does seem open to (I suspect) misinterpretation:

>From the article:
> Songaia ... residents pay a monthly fee to cover the cost of shared
> meals and food from a communal pantry

At Songai does each household have a "flat" fee for meals and food or is
it proportional to number of meals eaten as in most communities?  How many
common meals per week do you have?


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