Category Archives: beach life

My cohousing timeline with a happy ending

Now that I signed the papers yesterday to sell my house to some new owners, I thought I would put together a timeline of my life with cohousing. 2011 – A local group did a presentation at the library about … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse and Cohousing and Intentional Communities

“There is always sexual abuse in Intentional Communities”  One of my former neighbors casually said that repeating what a friend who had grown up in an IC had told him.  My thought was, “Hell No. Not on my watch. And … Continue reading

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Why did I move into and want cohousing in the first place?

Flower asked me why I moved into cohousing in the first place.  I looked at my first posts and realized I never did write that. So, I looked at my notes and found this draft. I will post it now: … Continue reading

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vacation from paradise?

I read an article this week on cohousing.  Not sure how old it is but it popped up for me.  One cohouser said that sometimes they need to escape and have a vacation but they always like to return and … Continue reading

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Signs of spring – Osprey

They like to nest right where I can see them. They say the same ones come back every spring, from as far away as Argentina! Another reason I love living at the beach.

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How Much is it Worth to you?

The truth is many people love the idea of cohousing but can’t afford it. There are more in Europe since their governments help in the financing. Here in the US you have to cough up all the money and may … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Nowhere

Even if it’s not a big problem, cohousing moves at glacial speed. Everything has to be decided as a group. However, I recently noticed that means they can tell you to f off in a way that shirks their responsibility.  … Continue reading

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sea shell lost and found

There is a spot in the parking area where people put found items. I’ve found one of our socks that we dropped after a road trip. I”ve seen mail and keys. But the other day I saw a beautiful pink … Continue reading

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Moon Walk on the Beach

Last night was almost a full moon but, complete or not, it was completely gorgeous.  At sunset some people strolling too said how beautiful it was. I hear this a lot – mostly from tourists happy with their vacation choice. … Continue reading

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End of Dog Days of Summer

End of dog days of summer Summer is not for dogs at the beach. They are not allowed until after Labor Day and then banned again after Memorial Day. Okay, they can appear after 6pm. But, now is the time … Continue reading

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