Request Lori's story
From: Marty Maskall (
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:10:51 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Ann,

Thank you SO much for collecting stories.  I'm preparing a speech to give to
community groups.  It will be titled:  Creating Community through Cohousing:
Have More Fun & Live More Sustainably.

Can you email me Lori's story, please?  And please share it with the CohoL


Marty Maskall
Project Manager & Future Resident -- a Family-Friendly Green Neighborhood just east
of Sacramento, CA
(916) 967-2472

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Tell me a fact and I?ll learn. Tell me a truth and I?ll believe. But tell me
a story and it will live in my heart forever.
? North American Indian quote

I find that the best way of describing what cohousing REALLY is ... that is,
beyond the bricks n' mortar ... is through stories.  People grok cohousing
when they hear a story.  A loooonnnng time ago, a member of this list whose
name I think is Lori, wrote a post called:  What I Like About Living in
Cohousing.   I still have it.  I still pass it out to people who ask me what
it's like to live in one of our communities.

And we know there are a LOT of great cohousing stories out there.  We don't
want to lose any of them!  What we ultimately hope to do with these gifts is
create an online database where anyone can go read vignettes about
cohousing.  Someday we might even publish a book of them.  

This time ... we're collecting best summertime stories.  Please have some
fun by entering your favorite tale.  And you just might win that $25 gift
card.  But you'll have fun regardless!  scroll down to the announcement!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA
703 663 3911

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