Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing
From: Kathryn McCamant (kmccamantcohousing-solutions.com)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:49:36 -0700 (PDT)
PS The Danes actually had the same problem with their term “bofealleskaber,”  
confused between what we know of as cohousing and shared houses or Kollectives. 
 

Katie 
-- 
Kathryn McCamant, President
CoHousing Solutions

241B Commercial Street 

Nevada City, CA 95959

T.530.478.1970  C.916.798.4755

www.cohousing-solutions.com
 




On 10/19/16, 1:45 PM, "Cohousing-L on behalf of Kathryn McCamant" 
<cohousing-l-bounces+kmccamant=cohousing-solutions.com [at] cohousing.org on 
behalf of kmccamant [at] cohousing-solutions.com> wrote:

Kaylily said: 

“The term Cohousing is a contraction of collaborative and housing. Not 
cooperative and housing.”

Actually it’s both, and all the “co” suggest in working with others.   
Appreciate everyone’s attention to keeping clear definitions of terms.  Shared 
housing is shared housing (one house shared by unrelated people) and cohousing 
is something quite different. You could have a shared house within a cohousing 
neighborhood.  We need all sorts of coopertative, collaborative, 
community-oriented housing of which cohousing is one type.  If the term loses 
it clear definition it becomes less useful and thus those of us who care need 
to keep clarifying.  

I added a comment at the bottom of the article too. 

Katie 
-- 
Kathryn McCamant, President
CoHousing Solutions

241B Commercial Street 

Nevada City, CA 95959

T.530.478.1970  C.916.798.4755

www.cohousing-solutions.com
 




On 10/19/16, 1:37 PM, "Cohousing-L on behalf of Cohousing" 
<cohousing-l-bounces+kmccamant=cohousing-solutions.com [at] cohousing.org on 
behalf of cohousing [at] mindspring.com> wrote:


The term Cohousing is a contraction of collaborative and housing. Not 
cooperative and housing. 

Kayelily
Raleigh-cohousing.com <http://raleigh-cohousing.com/> 




> On Oct 19, 2016, at 1:41 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> On Oct 19, 2016, at 1:35 PM, Lynne Markell <lmarkell [at] rogers.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I think the term "shared housing" is a better term 
> 
> The problem with this is that it is used to mean people sharing a house. The 
> origin of cohousing as I remember, is cooperative housing, meaning 
> cooperatively managed housing.,
> 
> Cooperative has other problems but it at least explains the co- in housing.
> 
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines, Washington DC
> "A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly 
> strangled." Sir Barnett Cocks
> 
> 
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