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From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 06:30:54 -0700 (PDT)
> Question about this note in your email.   
> Be sure to put your address on the website (search the archives on that 
> subject.) 
> Do you mean put our local, street address on our website? 

I was cryptic because I was in a hurry but also because this has been a long 
standing “joke” on Cohousing-L that people routinely assume that everyone in 
the world knows where they are. One of the most perplexing led to a website 
that not only didn’t an approximate geographic location, it didn’t give a 
continent. I was looking at the mountains because they didn’t look like any 
mountains I was familiar with — not that I’m familiar with that many mountain 
ranges. But it seemed clear that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. (Finally 
discovered a clue that it was Australia.)

“Capital City” is not revealing. “Just off Main Street” is even less revealing. 
Northern California pins down a coast but not everyone knows where north begins.

The good news is that I finally figured out that it’s the personal nature of 
cohousing. People are so close to themselves that where they are geographically 
is obvious. They seem to feel the same way when talking about cohousing. We all 
know each other and exactly where we live, or want to live.

At least 10% of the units at Takoma Village were purchased by people who lived 
in neighboring states and even several states away. Over the course of 
development some found new jobs and moved closer. Others kept in touch by 
email, visited, and showed up to move in.

Somewhere out there is someone who always wanted to live in your town— if you 
let them know you are in it.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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