|Re: Cohousing at the Venice Biennial.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hafidha Sofia (hafidhaaogmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 30 May 2021 09:33:07 -0700 (PDT)|
Everything old is new again. The description of “a village”’ has been very much my experience at Songaia. I’m glad the article distinguishes between corporations attempting to provide “co-living” experiences FOR residents and properties that are owned and run by the residents themselves. But by ownership I don’t mean individual ownership. I’m talking collective ownership and self-governance. (Cooperatives are an example of “renters” having ownership in a non-capitalist sense.) There are thousands of housing complexes with community buildings and parks, but these are owned by investors who control the finances; the maintenance of the property is presided over by management companies. The residents just live there. I’m glad that this piece talks a little about the decision making and self governance. And I’m curious to know why most popular articles about cohousing focus on small intentional communities like the one I live in but never once mention housing cooperatives. Hafidha Songaia Washington State, USA Sent from my iPhone > On May 30, 2021, at 9:01 AM, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l > [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > This the first article I’ve seen that really "gets it” about what cohousing > is as a specific thing, not just in contrast to something else. Very thorough > about what each kind of co-living is good for. Good pictures. > > Having breakfast together? Who is up in time? > > Bolstered again my belief that low-cost cohousing must also be based on the > ownership or co-ownership model. Renting provides almost no control over > stability or quality of life. > > Sharon > >> On May 29, 2021, at 10:19 PM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote: >> >> Hello all — >> >> This is BIG time. No kidding. >> >> https://www.cnn.com/style/article/cohousing-helen-hard-venice-biennale/index.html >> >> Best — >> >> Ann Zabaldo >> Takoma Village Cohousing >> Washington, DC >> Ex. Dir. & Mbr. Board of Directors >> Mid Atlantic Cohousing >> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC >> Falls Church, VA >> 202.546.4654 >> zabaldo [at] earthlink.net >> >> Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an >> emergency. I think you should write, "An ambulance." >> >> NOTE: I’m switching back to using zabaldo [at] earthlink.net. Many >> apologies! >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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