Re: Moving back from concensus?
From: Martie Weatherly (
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 06:47:17 -0800 (PST)
Re moving back from consensus: I suggest that you investigate what problems you 
are having with consensus. It is not easy and it is different from the 
competitive and individualistic culture we live in. But it does work if the 
community is educated in how to use it. 

In our twenty year old community, we have more challenges now than we did at 
the beginning, mainly because we have not kept up with educating our newer 
people and re-educating ourselves. There is nothing like taking two emotional 
opposing points of view and working out a solution that works for everyone. It 
is possible and it is more important than ever that we learn how to work things 
out. together. 

Martie Weatherly
Liberty Village
Frederick MD

Health and Wellness Coach
Facilitation Coach

-----Original Message-----
>From: Lyn Deardorff <lynpeachtree [at]>
>Sent: Dec 12, 2020 8:11 PM
>To: "cohousing-l [at]" <cohousing-l [at]>
>Subject: [C-L]_ Moving back from concensus?
>Hi Everyone,
>I would like to hear from Co-Housing communities that have in any way moved 
>back from Consensus.  Did you adopt a Hybrid Consensus (move to a 
>supermajority vote for example) or even abandoning it all together for a more 
>traditional majority vote?
>If you wish to reply privately, understood:  lynpeachtree [at]
>Thanks so much for any sharing you can do!
>Lyn Deardorff 
>Sand River Co-Housing
>404 377 8010
>lynpeachtree [at]
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