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About Cohousing-L

Cohousing is housing designed to foster community and cooperation while preserving
independence. About 30 private residences are clustered near shared facilities.
The members design and manage all aspects of their community.

Cohousing-L is a discussion about all aspects of cohousing - development and joys and challenges of living in cohousing. Cohousing-L is independent of but cooperates with The Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US). Cohousing-L has about 800 active subscribers and distributes an average of about 150 messages per month. It is conducted by email - a "mailing list" or "listserv". See About mailing lists

Cohousing-L References page: List history, list FAQs and links to some files and web pages mentioned in the discussion.

To see the collection of the over 36,000 postings since the list started in 1993 visit, Cohousing-L Messages (archives). The Index Pages are by default chronological with most recent on top. Unfortunately getting to an Index Page of a given time in the last 20 years is awkward, the Date Index helps.

Searching the archives.
Each index page of the archives has a form at the top to enter a search string. There is a
link to Search Tips at the bottom of every search results page.

Cohousing-L is managed by Fred H. Olson of Communications for Justice and can be reached by email at:     fholson at cohousing.org

More about Cohousing:
o The Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) website ( www.cohousing.org)
o Stories about life in cohousing from Cohousing-L postings

Using Cohousing-L
To post a message to all the list members, send email to cohousing-L at cohousing.org
Note that Cohousing-L is a public list and the archives are public and searchable; consider this when composing posts.

Sometimes Cohousing-L discussions result in a lot of email (to see how much, browse the archives - link above). Some people find this overwhelming, consider digest mode (one message per day) when subscribing Over half of subscribers are in digest mode. The one message per week summary list is defunct.

To subscribe to the Cohousing-L discussion, change your existing subscription, or get your password (needed to make changes) emailed to you, see the sections below.

Subscribing to Cohousing-L

Note that the Coho/US sends email seperately from Cohousing-L ( as of 2014, 3 types: Newsletter , mailings from Communities , from Cohousing Professionals). Use totally separate subscription page: Coho/US Mailings

Subscribe to Cohousing-L by filling out the following form. To prevent others from subscribing you without your permission, you will be sent an e-mail message asking you to verify your subscription. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

Note Gmail's "new" user interface (2013) can be the source of problems subscribing, see: FAQ17

    Your email address:  
    Real name/Geo-code/Comm-code*:

    * This information will not be public but can help us assess list coverage and with maintenance.
    Geo-code: two character country code       plus
    If USA or Canada:/ State or Province code/Zip Code
    Comm-code: Community (or org.) abbrev., if in a group listed in the Coho/US Community List
    If your community is not listed, please take steps to add it (see site).
    Examples:
    Liz Stevenson /US/CA/95814/SPC      (Liz at Southside Park, Sacramento, California)
    Hans Tilstra /AU/Melbourne               (Hans with the Melbourne Cohousing Network in Australia)

    How would you like to receive list mail? Regular Digest
    Please consider 'auto folders' -- a better alternative to digest mode especially in Gmail, Outlook

Unsubscribing, password reminder, options

The main reason people unsubscribe is because the number of messages is more than they can handle. There are a number of ways to read cohousing-L discussion with varying amounts of email (with as little as one brief summary message per week.
For details on alternatives to just unsubscribing, see Too much Cohousing-L email?

To unsubscribe from Cohousing-L, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options, enter your subscription e-mail address:


If the address you enter above is not subscribed to cohousing-L, you will not get reminders or notices tho the following "Options" page will say it has sent a reminder! Are you subscribed at a different address? If you have difficulty after trying to use forms, email list manager, Fred H. Olson:     fholson at cohousing.org

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