Category Archives: control and decision making in cohousing

Safe in a gated community and/or cohousing

I visited a cohousing recently and I asked my usual questions. I want to know how it’s gone since forming. They had a rough time for awhile, but a few families moved out, and things have been smooth ever since. … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me what to do with the days of our lives

Wikipedia gives this physiological definition of reactance: Reactance is an unpleasant motivational arousal (reaction) to offers, persons, rules, or regulations that threaten or eliminate specific behavioral freedoms. Reactance occurs when a person feels that someone or something is taking away … Continue reading

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The Cooperative Culture Handbook book review

I was so excited to get the book The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection by Yan a Ludwig and Karen Gimnig.  Maybe I”m too jaded and now have a deep mistrust … Continue reading

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Communities magazine and myths of communities

I have been reading all the Communities magazines that come with your membership of Foundations for Intentional Communities. In volume 8, they discuss children and how they act like packs and have a society of children.  So true. They also … Continue reading

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Where there’s smoke

I have had the chance to be at the first meetings of a forming cohousing group.  There were some emails going back and forth about whether or not to allow smoking on the property or not. One person got offended … Continue reading

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Book Review – Let’s Talk About Money

Let’s talk about Money: A conversation guide for Intentional Communities by Eris Weaver This book is small but user friendly. It has exercises to work with your group on money issues. Of course it’s a hot item and brings up  … Continue reading

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What happens outside of coho, stays outside of cohousing

I was lucky enough to be chosen by the World War Two museum in New Orleans to participate in their Real World Science program for teachers. The leader, Rob, created a friendly atmosphere and the group became a community and … Continue reading

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Meet the President

I always wonder what is the difference between cohousing and a condo, well one is that you may not be part of the decision making. I probably will run for the board at some point since most people just vacation … Continue reading

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beach problems – tourists

It feels great to wake up every day and think I get to live where others pay a lot to vacation!  It also means that I see the difference between tourist season and not. First off, the minute tourist season … Continue reading

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Cohousing sales pitch

I have my house listed for sale by owner to generate interest. It’s not really for sale now but I know cohousers take awhile. First off, they look for communities and then it may take awhile for a house to … Continue reading

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