Re: seeking co housing
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:30:49 -0700 (PDT)
Hmm.  I would have said that the extraordinary experience of finding and buying 
land, commissioning a design, struggling through difficult zoning rules, 
bargaining with contractors and attorneys -- not to mention forging a unique 
set of communal relations, agreements, duties and norms, all under the pressure 
of getting through a multi-year project experience largely unfamiliar to most 
of the participants -- all this, somewhat like combat in a war, creates 
interpersonal bonds far different from those that are typical for those who 
later move into finished construction and established community.

Or, do I over-dramatize?


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On Jun 30, 2013, at 4:17 PM, Mary Ann Clark <drmaryanngroups [at]> 

> There are several existing groups in AZ. Why not check them out. There's 
> nothing magical about joining a forming group (in my experience). 
> Mary Ann

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