Category Archives: other blogs and websites

Lucky if get cohousing built at all

Another article of a cohousing group losing money developing the project (which is fully disclosed) and unable to build. I knew I was lucky to just buy a house built by a developer (since I didn’t have the money to … Continue reading

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viral cohousing collapses

First off, they were never cohousing to begin with. The Cohousing Association is meant to be a bunch of privately owned houses with shared common spaces. That said, this group of divorced mothers bought and shared a house – which … Continue reading

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The Truth is Out There

I am so happy. There is now a book out there that shows exactly what it is like to live in cohousing.  Diane Rothbard Margolis published We Built a Village: Cohouising and the Commons.  She lays it all out there … Continue reading

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Watch your neighbors watching you

A creepy new show is going to start on Netflix soon. It is based on true story. Here it is. So many scary details, mostly how neighbors turn on neighbors. https://www.thecut.com/article/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey.html

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Podcast with founding mother of USA cohousing

You can hear the founding mother of cohousing in United States on the Transforming cities podcast On youtube: I found it on spotify below: Episode 49 It is interesting to hear her background and how she became an architect and … Continue reading

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compassion vs empathy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rasmushougaard/2020/07/08/four-reasons-why-compassion-is-better-for-humanity-than-empathy/?sh=3191f22fd6f9 They passed out the above article at work. I never thought of a difference between cmpathy and compassion. Anything that leads to respect and problem solving, sounds good to me.

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Why you shouldn’t tell someone to just move on

I had never had narcissistic abuse until I moved into cohousing. There was a big one who controlled the whole narrative and changed the focus from her family’s appalling behavior to my attempt of helping them and the community. So, … Continue reading

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Ways to meet your neighbors

Who knew that my home insurance could have such an interesting blog? Here are tips for those of us in the real world on how to meet our neighbors. If we want to!!! Cohousing is not the only solution to … Continue reading

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need for support during grief

This article is interesting – how in this country we need more support for those who are grieving instead of putting it all on the person. I know I grieved a lot the loss of the dream of cohousing. Luckily … Continue reading

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Scapegoat in the Family

One of my pet peeves is when people in cohousing call it a family. It isn’t but if you want to go there you have to be honest. There are all types of families. Some are the Brady Bunch and … Continue reading

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