There is something wrong with my brain. I met someone who knew someone who was moving into cohousing. When they heard that their friend was going to live intimately (ok with their own private spaces) with 26 other families/people they thought “Why would anyone want to do that?”
So I must be off since I first heard about it and thought yes! Communities are great. I loved living in Mexico with a small community. I had no idea of the difference between necessity and years of experience versus people just trying it out for fun. Such a learning curve.
One time I had furniture delivered at my cohousing unit and the guy said he just moved to a place all on his own in the country where his dogs could run free and he was tired of his town neighbors. I felt so sorry for him. This is the deal. I love this!
Okay, I’m still a bit off since I may not like cohousing and knowing so much about every neighbor or having to make every little decision through group processing, but I am a social being and am loving a beach condo and the neighbors here.
I just wish I had the smarts like others that see the pitfalls. I only saw the rainbows and the marketing about never being lonely ever again. Until I felt cohousing loneliness – which is worse.