Re: so is it cohousing?
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 21:02:22 -0800 (PST)
 One of the interesting dynamics of developer driven community is when the
people actually get into their homes, will they have the commitment and
bonds to be a community?  Community is not made by a building, it is a
deliberate relationship that you enter into willingly and with purpose.
Without that relationship, all the common elements in the world will not
make a community happen. There are not a lot of developer driven communities
yet, so it will be interesting to evaluate them in say 5 years after people
move in, and see what happened. Intention is really important, and I have
wondered how a developer would create intention if faced with a conflict
between intention and sales. If sales are lagging, would the developer hold
on to the intention, or would they bale.  

Rob Sandelin
Sharingwood Cohousing
Naturalist, Writer
The Environmental Science School
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