Category Archives: control and decision making in cohousing

The Truth is Out There

I am so happy. There is now a book out there that shows exactly what it is like to live in cohousing.  Diane Rothbard Margolis published We Built a Village: Cohouising and the Commons.  She lays it all out there … Continue reading

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My money pit or ours?

I’m starting to regret selling my house in cohousing. It was a nice, new construction so my life as a landlord was easy. No repairs, nothing. Now I don’t’ even have renters in yet and the AC broke and I … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post – I’m not the only one!

Whenever I think I just had a “bad experience” as two cohousers have told me, I think of my friend all the way across the country. She moved into a cohousing that is over 10 years old, so mine being … Continue reading

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The Slap and Cohousing

I wrote this months ago way before the Slap that was heard around the world at the Oscars 2022. The Slap is a novel and it was made into a TV series in it’s homeland of Australian and then into … Continue reading

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Tiger King, Elizabeth Holmes (The Drop Out), Narcissists and Me

I’ve been obsessed about narcissists recently – I wonder why?  But they do come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve heard that we are all a bit narcissistic but some take it way over the edge. I feel like our … 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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if one person has something to say and no one wants to hear

Excellent article by an excellent writer and facilitator below. She is giving an example just from a plenary perspective or something that has been said or dealt with before, but I’d say it’d go along with a topic no one … 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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Can you control others?

Of course not.  There is a lack of control. It’s not that big a deal until it is. Now in Covid many groups are struggling with those who choose to vaccinate and those who don’t.  And what about the children? … Continue reading

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The only thing to fear is people who fear conflict

Twice now I have seen people mention they don’t want to discuss something at the monthly meeting because it could create conflict. What??? That sums up my community in a nutshell. So afraid of conflict that they are now scared … Continue reading

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