Re: Moving, affordability, outreach
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:48:56 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 8, 2013, at 11:09 AM, Diana Carroll <dianaecarroll [at]> wrote:

> Also make  yourself really really easy to find.  Make sure you are the very
> first Google hit for "cohousing your-state".  Make sure you have a website
> with current information, and an easy way to contact you. 

Exactly right. Websites are the new business card. Think about what you would 
put on a business card -- name, complete address, phone number, email address, 
web address, and field of interest/business. Websites are very easy to put up 
these days. My granddaughters are learning how to do this in elementary 

A repeated question to new communities posting on this list has been "What 
state are you in?" It's almost a running joke that communities think everyone 
knows Main Street is in Springfield and what state Springfield is in.

I once visited a cohousing site and could not figure out what _continent_ it 
was on. There was a picture of a field with mountains in the background. It 
could have been any one of three continents that I was familiar with and I'm 
totally not a world traveller. It turned out to be in Australia.

And list yourself on the site as "forming" right away.

Sharon Villines, Washington DC
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have 
any..." Alice Walker

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