Re: Another unsuccessful attempt
From: Jenny Guy (
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:29:07 -0700 (PDT)
I'm so sorry to hear this! It sounded like such a wonderful project. I
really enjoy your contributions to this forum, and hope you will continue
to chime in.
Kingfisher Cohousing, Oakland Calif (also a work in progress)

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Jerry McIntire <jerry.mcintire [at]>

> Sad but true, the rural cohousing group that we were part of in SW
> Wisconsin has decided to disband, sell our property, and wish it had turned
> out differently. We never had more than five member households. Despite the
> interest of a couple more prospective members, we grew tired of hoping for
> seven more (we've been at this for six years) and were not able to finance
> the development of lots on our own. Despite careful attention to the good
> advice in Diana Leafe Christian's book, Creating a Life Together, the
> market does not seem ready for cohousing here.
> Our twelve acres with an existing house will be for sale very soon, about
> $215,000, though one member family is negotiating to buy two acres and
> build their new home because the location is wonderful. That would leave
> ten acres and a house, at a lower price.
> This has been the most disappointing experience I've had since the loss of
> my first love at 15. Thank you to all of the helpful members of this list
> who have answered so many questions and shared so many informed opinions
> over the years. Onward and upward...
> Jerry McIntire
> Former project manager
> Stone's Throw Ecovillage
> Viroqua, Wisconsin
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