(Mostly) favorable article on Emerson Commons, with some explanations
From: William C. Wood (woodwcgmail.com)
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:26:15 -0700 (PDT)
Here it is:

http://www.c-ville.com/trying-cohousing-ready-break-ground/#.WU1qRGjyviw

The money quote is: “It’s not a commune. It’s not something to be afraid of,” says Rebecca Gammon as her 2 1/2-year-old son makes his rounds to the adults in the room. “It’s an alternative way of living, but it’s not so different from what we’re used to.”

Bill
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William C. Wood
Director, Simplicity House
http://simplicityhouse.org


 Trying again: Cohousing ready to break ground


Every kitchen sink will face a window that looks out into the front yard in a new 26-home development in Crozet. Lounging comfortably around the living room of their clubhouse, Emerson Commons residents call this design “classic cohousing,” because it encourages interaction with neighbors.

Periphery parking lots that allow for a traffic-free and kid-friendly community, all mail addressed to a main clubhouse and weekly potlucks and playgroups are also intentional ways to bring residents together at the development that’s scheduled to break ground this summer.

But some community members say outsiders often misinterpret their intended lifestyles.

“It’s not a commune. It’s not something to be afraid of,” says Rebecca Gammon as her 2 1/2-year-old son makes his rounds to the adults in the room. “It’s an alternative way of living, but it’s not so different from what we’re used to.”


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