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what is cohousing podcast

This episode has a lot of information for those who are curious about what is cohousing and those ready to start forming and building one.  Mathilde Berthe and Erik Bonnett of Studio+ co-hab, an architect firm, tell us about their … Continue reading

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Help me, Mediator, you’re our only hope!

“I tried to make the case that you cannot successfully build community by sacrificing relationships on the altar of your principles.“ I love this quote by today’s blog post from Laird.  I think I needed to hear it. I’m sad … Continue reading

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Another piece on cohousing

Here is another write up on cohousing. It is so difficult to find a balanced piece. Yet, this one has a feminist perspective so that’s a little different.

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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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cohousing/intentional communities may not be a perfect place to raise children

I love reading old Communities magazines.  It comes with a membership of Foundations of Intentional Communities.  It seems like the old adage – the more things change, the more stay the same. Same issues then as now with communities. In … Continue reading

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cohousing ted talk and building community anywhere

She talks about cohousing but other ways to build community where you are. She “outgrew” her community. I hope to interview her for the podcast soon. Enjoy!

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signs of a healthy community

On page 171 in Finding Community: how to Join an ecovillage or intentional community by Diana Leafe Christian,, she includes a list of signs a group is connected.   It was written by Larry Kapiowitz.  The  Lost Valley Educational center … Continue reading

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Made for TV community – ecovillage Dancing Rabbit

I have heard good things about the ecovillage Dancing Rabbit. It’s doing well. Unfortunately, it’s not a continual community. The way it is set up – in rural Missouri, many people have to move on for work or what not.  … Continue reading

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Fences make good neighbors – boundaries are good, even in cohousing, intentional communities.

This article caught my attention. I recently did work interviews and like it when they say they are a family. I hadn’t thought of the flip side – it could be an abuse of your time and boundaries. Obviously, people … Continue reading

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You gotta have friends – but they might not be in cohousing

Like I said in a previous post, friendship is not guaranteed at cohousing. Of course everyone will be friendly and you’ll know each other’s name. If It’s a small cohousing – like less than 13 units, I’ve heard that cliques … Continue reading

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