Category Archives: marketing in cohousing

Real humans

I saw the above quote yesterday on Facebook. I cant’ stop thinking about it.  If 98% of a cohousing community ignores you what does that say about them?  I tried talking to each person about what happened and my choices … Continue reading

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My cohousing timeline with a happy ending

Now that I signed the papers yesterday to sell my house to some new owners, I thought I would put together a timeline of my life with cohousing. 2011 – A local group did a presentation at the library about … Continue reading

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False Promises but realistic expectation of cohousing

The marketing makes lots of promises with cohousing but there is only one guarantee- you get a house. You buy it or rent it, but that’s the only thing for sure. Other things you will probably get: HOA membership/fees. They … 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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Another One Bites the Dust

I keep thinking about the perfect cohousing. The one that lives up to the hype. This will be your last home (and that’s how many people think as they design their houses and communities).  They are almost 10 years old … Continue reading

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How Much is it Worth to you?

The truth is many people love the idea of cohousing but can’t afford it. There are more in Europe since their governments help in the financing. Here in the US you have to cough up all the money and may … Continue reading

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Sorry to burst your bubble

I”m going to do it.  Discuss the false promises of cohousing.  These are the things commonly promised. They may happen, they may not. Free child care – maybe. If the parents want to arrange that.  But are they good caretakers?  … Continue reading

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Please, don’t call it a family.

One of my pet peeves is hearing forming cohousing groups saying they will be like family. Or even worse, hearing established groups calling themselves a family.  Grrrrrr. It’s not a family!  A family has blood roots. You can’t just cut … Continue reading

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A realistic advertisement for a cohousing home for sale

Sometimes I think what happened to me is unique because we were a new forming community and there were some unique issues that came up.  But I have met a few people that had similar experiences, so my hope diminishes.  … Continue reading

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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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