|Re: Cost of living after move in||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Larry Miller (larry.millercharter.net)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:19:48 -0800 (PST)|
On Nov 25th, Lisa wrote: "It seems like many costs could go down once in cohousing." Our experience has been similar to that expressed by Sharon, i.e. it isn't possible to generalize. Even within the same community, different people may have different experiences. At Oak Creek Commons, there have been some obvious savings in our homeowner dues because members do much of the maintenance work. Our dues average around $210 per month. We also save about $30 per month because we have a bulk cable agreement for TV and Internet. Pet and baby sitting by neighbors have benefited some. While there are actual financial benefits, it would probably be overly optimistic to say that the cost of living in cohousing is significantly lower than in a similar condominium complex. There really is a lot of work associated with bulk purchasing, ride sharing, etc. and the reality is that there is only so much time and energy available. As far as entertainment, while there is "free" entertainment within the community, there is also considerable going out in groups to plays or movies. No one should move into cohousing with the expectation that you will actually spend less. You may be seriously disappointed. Larry Miller Oak Creek Commons
- Cost of living after move in Lisa Lackey, November 25 2007
- Re: Cost of living after move in Deborah Mensch, November 26 2007
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.