Category Archives: moving in and out of cohousing

anything that has to do with moving – emotions, packing, etc.

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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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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Why did I move into and want cohousing in the first place?

Flower asked me why I moved into cohousing in the first place.  I looked at my first posts and realized I never did write that. So, I looked at my notes and found this draft. I will post it now: … Continue reading

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vacation from paradise?

I read an article this week on cohousing.  Not sure how old it is but it popped up for me.  One cohouser said that sometimes they need to escape and have a vacation but they always like to return and … Continue reading

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A Success Story

I like hearing of other cohousing communities. Especially the ones going well. Today I heard of one that is about eight years old (since move in) and all seniors but the only people that have left have left for natural … 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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Intentional Friendships

I have a friend who recently moved out of her cohousing place.  She says that now that there is space and distance, she realized she wouldn’t be friends who most of the people there. Only a few. That goes along … 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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Good on Paper

I recently saw the website of a cohousing that I know is struggling (not mine, for a change). It sounded amazing. Been around awhile. Mentions what they are looking for in a good neighbor. But I know the truth.  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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