Category Archives: moving in and out of cohousing

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

Divorce Divides

Divorce is never fun. Many neighborhoods have seen half or the whole household move away due to divorce. I’m in shock and sad to find out the couple I have come to know very well this year is splitting up.  … 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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small town knows all – all your faults and foibles

It finally happened. I’ve been living in small towns and my kids have been growing up there.  A teacher I”m co-teaching a class with me figured out she taught my son a few years ago.  It’s not the biggest deal … Continue reading

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Lesbian Drama

I have heard of lesbian drama but I haven’t experienced it much.I had great experiences in lesbian women groups in my 20s. I thought living in cohousing would be similar to that sense of community. Now I see that was … Continue reading

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Gambling on cohousing

When you buy a house in cohousing, you are taking a roll of the dice.  Like any housing, the prices could go up or down.  You also are gambling that this community will be the cohousing you dreamed of.  Of … Continue reading

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Erika Jayne, divorce and cohousing

Cohousing is like marriage.  And getting out is like divorce. I have admitted that my guilty pleasure is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I swore to give it up but then I realized I lived it.  The women frequently … Continue reading

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You will choose the Wrong cohousing community

Cohousing is a lot like marriage. A long time commitment to a relationship. This article on marriage can also be said of cohousing. With that said, sometimes it just isn’t going to work out – job change, family changes, life … Continue reading

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Furniture taste test in cohousing

Costco is a dopamine extravaganza. You go in and there are always surprises. Christmas comes out in July.  Wine from all over the world. New  items appear and unfortunately, some items disappear.   One day I went in and they had … 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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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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