Re: Was the reality of cohousing different than your dream?
From: Martie Weatherly (
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:49:54 -0700 (PDT)
I was part of the forming group for Liberty Village where I live 20 years ago. 
Without a doubt, living in cohousing is even better than I ever thought. 

That said, cohousing is built on an ideal that we can all work together. Given 
that we are all human and have our little foibles, I think everyone comes up 
against that thought "But we are all supposed to be working together. Why is 
there so much conflict?"

So be prepared for loving living together and also be prepared for thinking "I 
thought we were all going to get along!" Unlike the rest of the world, we in 
cohousing are working toward that ideal. 

Martie Weatherly
Liberty Village
Frederick MD

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>I have a question for those living in the established communities.
>I am part of a forming community, Sunnyside Village Cohousing in
>Marysville, Washington.
>I am doing a lot of marketing and promotions to gain members so we can
>begin the construction process.
>Here's what I'm curious about:
>If you were part of the forming stage of your community, when you
>actually did finally move in was there a difference in your
>anticipation of what you thought it would be like and the reality of
>what actually living in cohousing is like? Better/worse/different?
>Thanks for your help and support!
>Jennie Lindberg
>Sunnyside Village Cohousing
>Marysville, WA
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