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Check out this animated 2012 British infographic showing the advantages of cohousing, particularly on the environment and between people, the future of cohousing, and their positive impact on communities. https://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/commercial-property-insurance/is-cohousing-the-future...
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R. Philip Dowds is commenting on the Atlantic Magazine article: Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials? In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out. The single family home, and the...
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“Imagine that you live in a place where you know all your neighbors and they all look out for you. You often encounter a friend as you walk to or from your car. You are invited, daily, to join others for a meal or a fun visit. When you go on vacation everyone watches your house and it’s easy to...
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As a movement, we are united around the concepts of cooperative community living blended with privacy embodied in the term "cohousing." But as new housing options emerge and we look at what cohousing has become and where it is going, it becomes important for us to revisit our assumptions and take a...
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I include below a list of things that neighbors can and should not do for neighbors with who need support or health care. One of our residents put this together when we another resident needed more than we could provide and the family was not stepping in. In another instance, the community stepped...
Views since 5/2014: 2,210
Cohousing was one of my first introductions to collective living and the world of Intentional Communities. My father helped found Valley Oaks Village, in Chico, CA, in the mid-90’s. He and I moved into his unit in 1996, when I was 16, and I lived there for a year before I moved out on my own. I...
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Personally I object to the use of the word "block" as synonymous with "objection" and this entry explains some of the reasons why. What is a block? This is not a facetious question. If this is the word people want to use, what does it mean? From the accounts on the Cohousing-L email discussion...
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This is the sort of home I lived in before we built our cohousing community. It's also similar to what Wendy writes about in her recent blog entry (http://www.cohousing.org/node/2743). When we think about the expanding definitions of cohousing, I hope we consider this more and more. If you...
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Question: We are 3 months into starting a co-housing community in western MA. We will soon be discussing how we will make group decisions. I don't think we have to reinvent the wheel on this one. Consensus and sociocracy seem to be common strategies. Which do you recommend? Sociocracy and...
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