|What is co-housing really?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Cindy T (cindy_t25hotmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:01:48 -0700 (PDT)|
In reflecting on some of the comments about accommodating the disabled made here on the list over the past six months or so, I find myself wondering just what the difference is between co-housing communities and regular communities. In some ways, it begins to seem to me that many are just another form of property development. "Community" seems to mean that similar people get together and may have a common house and might share meals and chores, but do not commit to goals of inclusiveness of diversity, compassion for the less fortunate, certainly not a sense of being our brother's keeper, or other things requiring really major attitude adjustments from standard American home developments. I realize there are exceptions, and have seen some on the list, but in looking around at websites for co-housing communities, they seem to be pretty homogeneous, and rather exclusive racially and in terms of income. Perhaps I came to the list expecting co-housing to be something it isn't. Cindy T _________________________________________________________________ Be the filmmaker you always wanted to be—learn how to burn a DVD with Windows®. http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/108588797/direct/01/
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