Re: On Cohousing Bus tours
From: Diana Sabella (
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 07:32:33 -0800 (PST)
Hi Craig 
  I'm a relatively new member.  Just reading and learning.
  I would like to know if any of the bus tour focus on "Affordable housing"  or 
could someone organize one.  Most of the cohousing I see is way out of my 
range.  I am a low-income disabled person.  ( Don't need accessible husing just 
the cheapest.)
  Many Thanks, Diana S.

Craig Ragland <craigragland [at]> wrote:
(1) Have you taken a cohousing bus tour?
(2) If so, what did you like about it?
(3) What would you like to be different?
(4) Are you attending the Feb 2 Northern California East Bay Tour?

Taken? Yes
- I've taken two cohousing bus tours (presented by Coho/US in Northern
California & Denver)
- In 2006, I led one Seattle-area Coho/US cohousing bus tour and two
Seattle-area FIC intentional community bus tours that included
cohousing communities

What I liked:
- Chance to see cohousing communities of several styles in a short
period of time
- The perspective of the tour guides... they were quite well informed
- How easy it was (to take, not lead) - just show up and enjoy the
ride and communities
- The passion or juice that the people living in cohousing had about
their lives together
- Talking with others interested in cohousing on the bus itself
- Community is expecting to be visited and friendly toward group
- They were very well organized, great logistics, comfortable bus

What I would like to be different:
- Free/Cheap; I would prefer that others just pay for my share of the costs
- Timing; I would prefer that they were scheduled around my needs
- Time per community; more time at some and less at others
- Start/End; I would prefer that they picked me up and dropped me off
wherever I wanted

Attending Northern CA East Bay tour (Feb 2 '08
- No, wish I could, but can't be in area
- I plan to attend one of the other three California tours (May 3, Aug
9, Oct 25 -
- May also take one of the pre-Conference Boston tours (June 12-15 -

Craig Ragland
Coho/US Exec. Dir.
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