Re: Mini-cohousing
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 04:17:40 -0700 (PDT)
Bill & Ashi Thompson <billashi [at]>
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Replying to mini-cohousing
This should be another cohousing style and be a positive alternative.

In caution, this level of inter-family intimacy also gives me pause.  I have
to qualify my reaction (emotional, not logistical) that I live in S.
America.  Here, there is a high level of male infidelity and abuse of a
partner's children that keeps smart mothers from introducing another man
into the house until daughters are grown.  In more civilized (that's a
legitimate use of the word in this morality discussion) situations in
whatever culture, there is less of this and healthy minded families can
bring it off I would think.  Also it seems that the risk of an "alpha
family" emerging could be a more real discomfort than in larger cohousing
that would be economically hard to escape, harder to sell your share.
Sorry to sound a sour note but its a consideration.

-  Bill
     Ashi Arshadi,  William N. Thompson
     Ramón de La Cerda 437 - Casa 3
     Limache,  Chile
          Cell:  Bill (56-9) 9-419-0022  Ashi 7-430-7574
          Casa:  (56) 33- 41 89 01
          Skype: Ashi1950 or wnthompson

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