Re: Cohousing outreach lesson for the day: Be reachable
From: Raines Cohen (
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:39:44 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Sharon Villines
<sharon [at]> wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2010, at 3:05 AM, Raines Cohen wrote:
>> * Focus on People, Not Property
> This is my standard response to this phrase but since it has appeared
> again, I'll respond again. I understand the sentiment and intention
> behind the focus on people and not property, but for those with few
> options, housing is a primary need. Reducing a concern for housing to
> "property," misses their needs as people.. The biggest word in
> "cohousing" is HOUSING.

Agreed, absolutely. Which is why I write in the original piece on that this thread is about:

>Of course, cohousing is still at the core a form of Real Estate, so Location, 
>Location, Location remain central to your future
> neighbors' decision process. Look to websites for conventional condo 
> developments and apartment projects/subdivisions in your
> area for models about how to effectively communicate and engage people around 
> the values of the place. Focus on amenities,
> not technicalities.

You can read the whole thing and add your comments over there:


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