Re: Young Adult Cohousers
From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 06:20:03 -0800 (PST)

On Feb 1, 2009, at 8:52 AM, Fred H Olson wrote:

A logical extension would seem to be possible for young adults.
What can a cohousing community do to make it work better for and
attractive to young adults?

One thing might be rooms or studio apartments for singles or unmarried couples so they can afford them and that feel temporary. Cohousing as a settled in feeling to it that may be what the twenty-somethings are avoiding and that may last until about age thirty.

Perhaps communicating short term and lower participation expectations might make them feel more comfortable. At this age, they have the heavy burden of establishing themselves in jobs and/or primary relationships. Having more relationships and obligations may be exactly what they don't need.

Sharon
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Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC
http://www.takomavillage.org




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