|Re: Launching June 15: CohousingMap.net||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Katie Henry (katie-henryatt.net)|
|Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:48:39 -0700 (PDT)|
Seconding Sharon's comment below ... In my former community, there was almost no interest in reaching out to other communities (even though there was another community just a mile away), or participating in regional or national cohousing activities, or seeking out established cohousing resources to help with cohousing-specific issues, such as process challenges. I think it's normal for groups to be inward-looking. It's not a lack of technology that prevents communication. Something I'd like to see is a registry for people who are interested in coho in a specific region. Several years ago I looked into starting a group in northern NJ. I created a web site and a Yahoo group and took out an entry in the FIC directory. It never went anywhere (depths of the recession, and no good sites in that area), but there was a ton of interest and now I have a Yahoo group with 100 names plus email from another 50. If I ever hear of someone else starting a project, I can hand over those names. It would be great to formalize this process nationwide. I enrolled my community in CAI when we moved in. I ordered a bunch of helpful publications on property management and condo legal and finance issues. It can be a great resource for condo-based communities. Katie Henry > On Jun 16, 2016, at 10:54 PM, Corey <corey.birnbaum [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > I think the better tools we have, the more > people we'll attract, especially the younger generations who are used to > slick web apps. But you're absolutely right, money needs to go into it for > this work to be sustainable. I'm curious how that will work. From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com) Once their community is built and they move-in, cohousers are most interested in living in cohousing, not developing it, or even in making contact with other communities. Whatever money they have goes into their own community.
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