|Themed, affinity, or specialty cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Roger Studley (rogerurbanmoshav.org)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 19:18:13 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi All -- A couple weeks ago there was a discussion on this list about what might be called "themed" or "affinity group" or "specialty" cohousing. Much of the discussion was around whether or not it was a good idea, whether it might or might not work. I have a related but different question:: Can anyone share EXPERIENCE, pro or con, with creating or living in this type of cohousing. For example, Temescal Commons in Oakland was started by a group associated with a Methodist church. My understanding is that there was originally a desire for residents to be part of both the church and cohousing communities, but that the church component is no longer really an aspect of community life. Is that correct? If yes, I would love to know what worked and what didn't and why the community changed focus. If no, I would like to hear the actual story. Are there any OTHER communities that have had (or tried to have) some sort of affinity or focus, either formally or informally? Other communities where the foundation of community life was both a desire for intentional community AND something else that residents had in common? What are the lessons learned from that experience? Again, I am not looking to revisit the arguments for these types of communities. Rather, I would like to know if these sorts of communities have been attempted and what the experience has been. Thanks! ~Roger *Roger Studley* *510-604-2607 <510-604-2607>* *roger [at] urbanmoshav.org <Roger%20Studley%20%3Croger [at] urbanmoshav.org%3E>*
- Themed, affinity, or specialty cohousing Roger Studley, April 4 2017
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