|Re: Filtering members in a forming community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: nathan schomber (wanderlustbusyahoo.com)|
|Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:32:43 -0800 (PST)|
Hi Rob, Do I need to apologize? After reading your post, I was struck with the realization that something I wrote in one of my posts must have offended you though I?m not sure what it was.(Our posts started as ?Forming group, advice?? then became ?Group Forming need advice?) I was intending to send this message to your personal email at first but then I thought that maybe others took offense to something as well? If in fact I was offensive to anyone, please know that that was not my intent. Sometimes things I say don?t always come out as intended, especially through this internet. My intentions were and still are to learn from those who have ?gone before us? seek your advice, learn from your experience and hopefully help create another community, as these alternatives to the average isolated, nuclear family living units are so desperately needed. I do highly value your advice Rob. We?ve read several of your excellent articles and they?re very inspiring to our group. I do however, think you?re misreading our group so far. Rob says: >"In reading through all the threads my impression is that this proposal is just >another self reliant community notion. Not to sound dismissive, but you can >check the FICReachboard and find dozens just like it." In my experience, most traditional Intentional Communities are against individual private parcel ownership. I?ve been researching a long time and so far haven?t found anything quite like our ideas until ironically, I came across rural cohousing. So far it appears that Heartwood Cohousing in Durango, Co. and Champlain Valley Cohousing in Charlotte, Vermont seem to be very close to what our group has been envisioning. We would like to learn more and possibly model much of our design after them. Rob says: >"In my understanding from the posts, There has been no land identified or >purchased, no development plan created etc. If I understand it, This is very early >idea phase, and without being too harsh, the reality is, most plans like this >crash." That does feel too harsh. Well, every idea has to start somewhere. We?ve started with weekly regular meetings and defining our vision. Now, we are researching legal entity options, which is why we?re hoping to learn from experienced folks at this site as well as other other sources. We?re very aware that many groups fail, but feel like its worth so much to us to and our families quality of life that we?ll do our best to succeed anyway . Rob says: >"So frankly rather than worrying about setting up filters to keep the wrong people >out, I would worry about finding enough core members and financial support to >keep it going to the point you can actually start dealing in the difficult realities of >actual communitydevelopment." >Rob Sandelin Sharingwood Cohousing >Naturalist, Writer The Environmental Science School At this point we are still gathering information and researching options about filters, membership and actual community development. We do have a core group as I?ve posted before, ?we have a committed group of 6 families (all with young children) and also 6 or so individuals/couples who have been meeting for almost 4 months now, with others wanting in. As a group, we have finances (most of us own our current homes) as well as access to private lending.? So it?s a start, right? As I?m sure many here can relate too, it seems everywhere we go, we fight negativity, stereotyping, and folks discounting, but we?re still determined and committed to making it a reality. We welcome any feedback. Peace to You- Nathan & Sarah ?unnamed group? Asheville, NC --------------------------------- TV dinner still cooling? Check out "Tonight's Picks" on Yahoo! TV.
- Home Equity Co-op, (continued)
- Filtering members in a forming community Rob Sandelin, January 26 2007
- Re: Filtering members in a forming community Ann Zabaldo, January 26 2007
- Re: Filtering members in a forming community nathan schomber, January 26 2007
- Re: Filtering members in a forming community Sharon Villines, January 27 2007
- Re: Filtering members in a forming community Racheli Gai, January 27 2007
- Rob Sandelin is getting cranky in his old age: filtering Rob Sandelin, January 27 2007
- Re: Filtering members in a forming community Tree Bressen, February 3 2007
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