Podcast with founding mother of USA cohousing

You can hear the founding mother of cohousing in United States on the Transforming cities podcast

On youtube:

I found it on spotify below:

Episode 49

It is interesting to hear her background and how she became an architect and developer of cohousing.

I think the idea of cohousing  is amazing but people  have to realize it’s a gamble. You could find an amazing community and a house or you could find it doesn’t work for you, for whatever reason.  Living with a group can be tough and selling your house can be tough especially if some owners associations take forever to make decisions and do upkeep of the common areas.

I find it interesting that most to all of the public speakers on cohousing have moved from one cohousing to another, trying to form a new one, or don’t live in them at all.  I have been paying attention!  Of course, I don’t know why and it could be divorce and career moves, but it is suspicious. I wish I had known that even people who are the biggest cheerleaders of cohousing (like I was) might not end up living there the rest of their lives.

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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