Category Archives: downsizing

Furniture taste test in cohousing

Costco is a dopamine extravaganza. You go in and there are always surprises. Christmas comes out in July.  Wine from all over the world. New  items appear and unfortunately, some items disappear.   One day I went in and they had … Continue reading

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Hypocrite me? Of course!

I want to be very clear that I started this blog to write about living in cohousing and to not sugar coat it. I didn’t expect to be catapulted out by group sentiment and to go quite negative, but that’s … Continue reading

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Common Hoard

I found some old to do lists with some of my ideas for moving into cohousing. I was really looking forward to sharing the space in the common house.  I thought it’d be a wonderful place to have a margarita … Continue reading

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I love you but not cohousing

Many a relationship has been strained by cohousing.  The heterosexual stereotype goes that women fall in love with cohousing, convince their husbands, and then sometimes they both move in and love it.  Then there are the couples that can’t agree … Continue reading

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cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

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6 Months In – still boxes

I googled it. The average move takes 6 months and 2 weeks. I kept that in mind to give myself patience with all the boxes and adjustments to a new town and new way of life.  Right on time, at … Continue reading

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3 Months In – I’m not the only one

  One neighbor admitted last night that this is harder to adjust than different to than she thought. I’ll have to ask her more.  She was expecting living here to be more like a college program or workshop she did … Continue reading

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Moving Part Two

Settling into life here is going well.  I enjoy not having to cook twice a week and instead sitting down with everyone to eat a common meal. I did make one common meal so far but I realized quickly that … Continue reading

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Moving

So, unlike all the other moves I’ve made in my life – this one I knew all my neighbors ahead of time.   My first trip into my new house, many gathered around to carry boxes inside and look at … Continue reading

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