Re: Is communal ownership obligatory for cohousing?
From: Dave and Diane (
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 07:29:40 -0700 (PDT)
Hi there,
Shared *use* is the key thing. There was (maybe still is?) a retrofit cohousing community in Rochester called "Community Now." One of the founding families bought a two-family house, lived in one half, and rented out the other half to the cohousing group. They had a small community dining room and children's play room. They might still be around, I don't know.

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On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 16:36:25 -0400 Brian Bartholomew <bb [at]> wrote:

In the view of the cohousing movement, is a "common" facility
identified as such because it has shared *ownership*, or shared *use*?
Is collective ownership of property so central to cohousing that a
group isn't cohousing without it?

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