Re: ecovillage vs cohousing distinctions
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:38:34 -0800 (PST)
This may be true overall but is definitely NOT true for us. Our definition of eco is in the design of the homes (and garden, I think).
No rules about how you live in that design.

(The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill
The dirt team is planning the organic garden now! Call to join us and be part of the planning! 508-450-0431.

On Feb 8, 2010, at 10:02 PM, Sharon Villines wrote:

On Feb 8, 2010, at 7:24 PM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah wrote:

Our cohousing includes many people for whom similar values are
important, but it isn't as much a requirement, and the overall degree
of commitment to such is less.

In reading about ecovillages and talking with people who live in them
I would say the same thing. Ecovillages require that people live a
certain way in respect to ecology. It's not optional.

Not sure what they would do if someone refused to recycle but they are
much more comfortable with the idea of requirements than cohousers.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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