|Fun with Cohousers||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: DCS (cdmemployees.org)|
|Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 11:15:19 -0600 (MDT)|
I think whether cohousing is fun, not just chock full of meetings, depends in large part on the individuals who move in to the neighborhood. If you get even just 2 or 3 people who love to organize events, you are going to have a great time, you are going to find yourself getting involved in ways you never dreamed of. (We are lucky at EC in that we have lots of people who are intrepid party throwers and partygoers.) And the little dinners and get togethers that pop-up spontaneously make my life worth living. I love those. Even work days can be a party with the right kind of attitude behind them. The key is that since you get to know everybody pretty well, you remove the awkwardness of socializing. It's more like having family get togethers, family reunions, since we all already have this big thing in common (the neighborhood) and we are all so vested in it. Also, there's always somebody willing to help out, and usually a pool of talents to draw on. One of my favorite things here is the Sock Hop one of neighbors does for the kids. She plans it, but I always feel welcome to help out, and I always stay for the dance, and in the end, it's usually the kids running around having a great time playing while adults end up dancing. I think Cohousing is a lot of work, lots of details that have to be taken care of (cleaning rotations, cooking rotations, work days, building days, business meetings). The fun is what makes it worth it. Christine Della Maggiora Eno Commons Cohousing Durham NC
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