Category Archives: moving in and out of cohousing

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

Cat nap

I”m up late.  It’s half past midnight. My usual bedtime is around 9 but I stayed up late last night. I learned a tip – it costs twice as much if you bring an animal into the 24 hour vet … Continue reading

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Paralyzing Fear of the Rumor Mill

It’s always a good thing to talk directly to someone. That makes a healthy community. Unfortunately, in some places, the rumor mill spins out half truths instead. In my former cohousing, someone sent out an email saying they were moving … 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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Baby, Come Back to cohousing and intentional communities

I have a dilemma. Or a temptation?  Not sure what you’d call it but just as I’m finally “getting over” the kerfuffle at the cohousing community, I’m being urged to return.  Yes, I know the other players are moving out.  … Continue reading

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Where the truth lies – in the comment section

It is so hard to find those who have left cohousing or intentional communities. I found some interesting comments to the NYT opinion about how cohousing would cure loneliness (again – that’s always the tag line. This time for motheres) … Continue reading

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Moon Walk on the Beach

Last night was almost a full moon but, complete or not, it was completely gorgeous.  At sunset some people strolling too said how beautiful it was. I hear this a lot – mostly from tourists happy with their vacation choice. … Continue reading

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Google search on challenges of cohousing

I admit it. I’m addicted. The dealer gave me a little and now I can’t do without.  Who is my dealer? Google!  I love my google drive and email so much that now when they shut me out and made … Continue reading

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Questions for potential members

Questions for a potential member You can’t really screen or stop people from buying or renting a house in cohousing due to fair housing laws (which are necessary) but if you could ask a few things and get to know … Continue reading

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Dream Homes Dissolve

I was talking to a woman last night and I felt her pain. She had the dream life, the dream house, the dream marriage. In months it all dissolved. Unfortunately, right as the quarantine began so she moved to a … Continue reading

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Wild Child Book Review

Wild child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture is an anthology of memoirs by women who grew up in the 60s and 70s with hippie parents. Some lived in communes, others traveled the country, but they all have a story to tell.  … Continue reading

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