Re: Community Cemetery
From: whitney beers (
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 07:46:32 -0800 (PST)
I love the idea as well.  I have always thought that in addition to being a 
place that warrants respect, cemetaries should be places of gathering, 
happiness, families... Many cultures picnic and gather within cemetaries, and I 
personally would enjoy close proximity to members of the community and folks 
who were part of my life - and would want that for myself, as well.  I say it's 
a definate plus.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Matt Lawrence <matt [at]>
>Sent: Oct 30, 2006 10:39 AM
>To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
>Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Community Cemetery
>On Sun, 29 Oct 2006, Kibuyu wrote:
>> Within our community, opinion is divided. Proponents
>> argue that this procedure has been the norm for most
>> of the world since the dawn of mankind; death is the
>> natural end of life and we should return our remains
>> to the land where we live, without consuming yet more
>> costly resources in our passing. Opponents say uh-oh,
>> even if this is legal, it will have to be disclosed
>> when houses are sold, and what will this do to our
>> property values? Will it put off prospective buyers?
>Anything "different" may put off a prospective buyer
>> If you were about to buy a house in a new community,
>> and you learned that someone had a) died in that house
>> and b) been buried nearby, would that affect your
>> decision or your perceived value of the house?
>a) Possibly, but I don't know if it would be positive or negative
>b) I think it would be a positive.
>Funerals and cemetaries are much more for the living than the dead.  I 
>hope your plan is to place it somewhere peaceful that would be conducive 
>to people coming and meditating or communing with their thoughts of the 
>people buried there.
>-- Matt
>It's not what I know that counts. 
>It's what I can remember in time to use.
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