Category Archives: living in community

The Anarchists on HBO and The Deep End on Hulu

Sometimes shows can capture what life is like living in a forming community. HBO has a documentary called The Anarchists about a group of, you guessed it, anarchists organizing a conference and living in Acapulco, Mexico.  This show demonstrates exactly … Continue reading

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Book review on Condominium history

High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century by  Michale Gordon Lasner I read the book and liked learning the history of condos. It seems similar ideas to cohousing were part of condominiums’ history. Here are the quotes I liked. … Continue reading

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Questions before you buy into a cohousing

I may have posted this already but I found some other questions so here it is again. Some are for the community to you, some may be good for yourself, and some are important to ask them. You can’t really … Continue reading

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Book Review of Commune Living – The Notes from the Nethers

Notes from the Nethers  by Sandra Eugster I read this book last year, a memoir of living on a commune. Since then, I have read Communities Magazines and in their first issues from the 70s and 80s. It was fun … Continue reading

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Insane in the Membrane

There is something wrong with my brain.  I met someone who knew someone who was moving into cohousing. When they heard that their friend was going to live intimately (ok with their own private spaces) with 26 other families/people they … Continue reading

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Just coasting

I told someone that I should have just not gotten involved with the other neighbors’ lives. I should have just coasted. They chuckled. They were interested in living in cohousing. What’s the point if you don’t get involved? True. I’ve … Continue reading

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Real Science

This paragraph from the article above makes me think how we avoid communities and people since our world is designed that way: “Since the 1950s, efforts to do away with traffic congestion have inevitably been linked with urban decline. Decades … Continue reading

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Communities Magazine is the Best

I did it. I read all of them. Okay, I looked through all the free ones that come with a membership of Foundation of Intentional communities and then bought some interesting ones after that.  It is an actual trip down … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Sauce

I rarely drink. I’ve just never been into it and whenever I do, I immediately regret it’s effects on me. I find it hard to concentrate on what people are saying to me. And, of course, there have been worse … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

I got a thump on my door today – commonly known as a knock.  My shy neighbor wanted to see me. I was shocked. I figured I had bothered him by putting trash bags in the hallway to take away … Continue reading

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