|More than Cohousing – Cohousing Like – what’s the difference?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alice Alexander (alicecohousgmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:29:51 -0700 (PDT)|
Join us at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference in Nashville to continue this discussion, with Ty Albright, Is it Cohousing? Group Participation Game (Ty Albright) <https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cohousing.org/2017/sessions/is_it_cohousing&sa=D&ust=1490012636537000&usg=AFQjCNGRKG2PFLvbDLzsdRwyRR8ZZqyG5Q>; also with Laura Fitch and others: More Than Cohousing <https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cohousing.org/2017/sessions/more&sa=D&ust=1490012636534000&usg=AFQjCNH5doGNxSK5u-Aw5DXWPUyK5g_mWg> Below is a blog from Ty Albright: More than Cohousing – Cohousing Like and other Alternative Housing Solutions – what’s the difference? <http://www.cohousing.org/definitions> One emerging goal for cohousing is how cohousing can be used as a model for unique needs. There is often debate or confusion about communities that are “Cohousing-like”. ** *Cohousing-like* takes aspects of cohousing but is not cohousing. ** *More-than-cohousing* are cohousing-like communities with a social or economic mission. It is difficult to talk about “More than cohousing” without touching on the topic of “cohousing-like” communities and asking “Is it cohousing”? When is something cohousing, when is it something else, and when is it more than cohousing? Cohousing values and characteristics improve any community and aspects of cohousing can benefit people with unique needs. We need all sorts of cooperative, collaborative, community-oriented housing of which cohousing is one type. The purpose of this document is to help identify the characteristics that define cohousing, and clarify terminology for “cohousing–like” or “more-than-cohousing” type communities. Using correct vocabulary is important to prevent the dilution of ideas and concepts. Read more <http://www.cohousing.org/definitions> -- Alice Alexander Executive Director http://www.cohousing.org [image: The Cohousing Association]
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