Category Archives: marketing in cohousing

cohousing scam

I’ve been scammed. I re-read the book – the book that started the whole cohousing movement in the USA.  Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett wrote Creating Cohousing: building sustainable communities and I have the updated version.  They found cohousing in … Continue reading

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murder in cohousing intentional communities – I witnessed it

Tensions are running high in cohousing communities across the country as they continue to deal with individual choices and protecting the group as COVID rages on with vaccine choices now an option. But one day in Spring 2020 another conflict … Continue reading

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Intentional cohousing community for the after-life

I was watching a documentary on Disney Plus about my favorite ride – the Haunted Mansion. It scared me as a kid so I never forgot it. Apparently, the years it was being built, someone put up a sign – … Continue reading

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New real estate New you

Apparently when people look at a house to move into, they imagine themselves living an ideal life. They will be de-cluttered. The house will always be clean and ordered.  That is one reason, curb appeal is so important when selling … Continue reading

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How to Promote your cohousing intentional community project

Promote it all the time!  Tell everyone you know.  Write your alumni magazines. Social media posts! One group in Houston has a weekly podcast. I just love listening to these women explain cohousing and their plans for the first one … 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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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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Can cohousing fail?

I wonder this from time to time.  Many cohousing groups never get the place built for many reasons – money, not finding appropriate land, money, not having enough people, money, not having enough time/energy, money, etc.  But if the houses … Continue reading

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The lies of Cohousing

Cohousing is marketed as a utopia. You won’t have to hire a babysitter because your neighbors will do it.  Not true. I know a family who just moved out so they could get a bigger home for their mom to … 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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