Living with Weirdos – are you a good fit for cohousing part 2

So I have been thinking about how people react to cohousing.  Very few are so excited that they are jealous of those that are in it. That’s how I felt – jealous of those who had a cohousing up and running near them and could move in. I had to wait and then I got in and felt lucky.  But some people would deliver furniture, or fix pipes, or whatnot and visit the community.  I remember one guy saying he just moved to the country. He didn’t like even having normal neighbors. I thought, “poor guy, no community.”

Now I see how people are jealous of me (Not that that is my goal just an indicator of the culture).  I post pictures of my condo near the beach.  People say – “post more pics”, “I wish I lived on the beach”, etc.  But when I lived in cohousing no one wrote – “Wow, I wish I lived so close to so many people.  I wish I lived with a bunch of weirdos.”

Now, I”m a weirdo too. That’s why I moved in. But I didn’t realize that some could be way weirder than me. And none of my friends nor family told me what they really thought – being so close can cause trouble if there are real problems. I found out  the hard way – dark weirdos, scary weirdos.

 Now I enjoy my new neighbors – a large pod of dolphins!!!!

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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