Re: Apartment Sharing Developer attempts to co-opt cohousing
From: Jenny Guy (jenstermeistergmail.com)
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:08:31 -0800 (PST)
I agree, that's given.

On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Reede Stockton <commercial [at] willriley.com>
wrote:

> There is one key element for me that needs to be added to your core concept
> of private home, common house and some meals, and that is democratic
> self-management.
>
> Reede
>
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Jenny Guy <jenstermeister [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > In marketing my community I constantly (and I mean constantly) encounter
> > people who think Cohousing means any kind of shared housing or community.
> > Because after all, 'co' just means together. So they're not wrong when
> they
> > say "I lived in co-housing, it was a house with 3 roommates". I explain
> it
> > by saying "Cohousing with a capital 'C' means...".
> >
> > I wish we had a more distinct name, but it's too late for that, so I
> guess
> > we'll just have to keep explaining. We also could use better ways to
> > describe other kinds of communities. We seem to be quite impoverished in
> > our language for describing community.
> >
> > I don't think that trying to hold onto a definition of cohousing means
> that
> > we're inflexible about it, but I do like having a core concept, and for
> me
> > at its most basic it's a community where you have your own private home
> and
> > there's a common house, and some meals. There is a retrofit cohousing
> > community in my town with decidedly un-cohousing orientation, but no one
> > has objected to calling it cohousing. It has separate apartments and a
> > common house and is member managed. So I don't think anyone is being
> rigid
> > about it, just trying to keep some kind of distinction for the sake of
> > clarity.
> >
> > Of course different people will prioritize different aspects, and I
> notice
> > the definition on Cohousing.org doesn't mention common facilities or
> meals,
> > so maybe we are each feeling a different part of the elephant. If
> Cohousing
> > doesn't have to include a common house or even one meal a month, maybe it
> > is all up for grabs after all.
> >
> > Jenny
> > Kingfisher Cohousing, Oakland Calif.
> > www.BrookdaleCommons.org
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Philip Dowds <rphilipdowds [at] me.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Coho/US Friends —
> > >
> > > This definition of cohousing seems more architectonic than it should
> be.
> > > For me, it raises some questions (see below):
> > >
> > > > On Dec 6, 2017, at 5:09 PM, Lindy Sexton <
> lindy.sexton [at] cohousingco.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Charles Durrett recently sent emails to Carmel Partners, the
> developers
> > > of
> > > > the Wellington Apartment Project in Denver, CO, to stop using term
> > > > "cohousing" to describe their project because it is not cohousing. He
> > has
> > > > created a list of criteria, currently specific to senior cohousing,
> but
> > > > which gives the basic criteria that a cohousing community needs to
> have
> > > to
> > > > be called cohousing. The criteria include:
> > > >
> > > > 1.     Co-developed, co-designed, and co-organized with the group.
> > First
> > > > and foremost the future residents are an integral part of creating
> the
> > > > future community.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > _________________________________________________________________
> > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at:
> > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
> >
> >
> >
> _________________________________________________________________
> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at:
> http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
>
>
>

Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.