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|From: 713Training (victoria713training.com)|
|Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 21:58:32 -0700 (PDT)|
I posted a question a couple of days ago regarding renting in a cohousing community in order to try it out. I would like to thank all of you for your time and responses. Your information helped me to clearly understand my direction and that is a gift that I could not have found without all of you. I have discovered that cohousing is not the way for me. I would be more comfortable in an environment that is 100% income sharing. In return, I am guaranteed to be taken care of for the rest of my life. One reason I prefer this lifestyle is because money is a guiding force within normal society. For example, I earn over $125,000 per year. But during the weeks when I am earning less money, I feel inadequate and convince myself I am not working hard enough. How wonderful it would be to turn that $125,000 per year (minus overhead expenses to keep the business running) into the community and never see it. Then, and only then would I not be controlled by how much or how little money I make. In my opinion, living in a cohousing community does not take away the money issue. Instead, homes are sold or rented, which is based on money. What happens if you get sick and cannot pay your rent for a month or two? In a cohousing community no one is obligated to pay your rent. No one is obligated to take care of you during illness. For me, I think living inside a family means that I take care of others during their time of need, whether it be financial or medical related, and I expect the same. I am sure that cohousing is excellent for many people who have families and want to live a separate life but be part of a family-like community. But for me, I believe 100% income sharing is the way for me to go. And unless I would have received so many responses from so many of you that are subscribed to this list, I would not have found that out. May God richly bless each and every one of you. You seem like wonderful folks and it was a pleasure communicating with many of you. On another note: I just returned from visiting my land in the Sange de Cristo mountains of southwestern Colorado. I put up a video slide show that you all may be interested in viewing. If anyone finds a photo they want to use as a print, let me know and I will email you the original. I am sure you will agree, this is a beautiful, peaceful area. However, I am unable to turn it into a community at this time because the land is raw and there would be so much that would need to be done regarding drilling a well, etc. To visit the slideshow: 1. Visit http://www.coloradoecovillage.com 2. Click on PHOTOS below the 3 photos at the top of the page 3. Feel free to email me with your thoughts or if you would like an original photo for your collection. Victoria Ring Email: victoria [at] 713training.com
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