Re: question about cohousing communities that have not made it
From: Kathryn McCamant (
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:50:01 -0700 (PDT)
I suspect that most of these groups that don't "succeed" never got land under 
contract, never had people willing to put up their own money to move the 
project forward, and/or could not afford the cost of new construction. 

Many early stage cohousing groups are really just explorations (potluck clubs), 
and many of those people do end up in cohousing eventually but not necessarily 
where they started. 

In my experience, very few communities come together to buy land and hire 
professionals and don't "succeed" in getting their community built.

Kathryn McCamant, President
CoHousing Solutions
Nevada City, CA 95959

T.530.478.1970  C.916.798.4755

And Nevada City Cohousing


On 7/29/21, 4:58 PM, "Cohousing-L on behalf of T G" 
< [at] on 
behalf of triciamill9 [at]> wrote:

    64% failure rate, wow. Does anyone know how long most people keep trying
    before they decide to throw in the towel? I mean, you can only put in so
    much money before you decide to cut your losses.....Where is the breaking

    > Message: 2
    > Hello Cohousing-l readers,
    > One of our explorer couples is interested to know about cohousing
    > communities that have failed, both 1)  after they were built and occupied,
    > and 2) when they were in a stage of formation.  I wonder if the readers of
    > this listserv might be able to comment from their experience.  Thanks so
    > much for this helpful community of cohousing colleagues.
    > Jim Bronson
    > River Song Cohousing
    > Eugene, Oregon
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