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August 22, 2019

Cohousing is known for having lots of meetings. Some people like them, others, not so much. But, long and short, meetings are necessary because they help to get things done. So we have lots of meetings! And howev...

December 4, 2018

Sustainability and salsa dancing may not normally pop into your mind in the same moment. But that is exactly the wonderful thing about cohousing: you don’t always get what you were expecting to get.

Monday, Decemb...

July 24, 2018

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the building qualities of puzzle pieces over simple squares or rectangle pieces when it comes to a metaphor for community.  This is partly because we have these large puz...

April 4, 2018

I have a friend who is a quilter. She says quilting is often about assembling small bits and pieces without necessarily having a complete picture of the finished quilt. Some like more advance planning but many lo...

March 2, 2018

One constant thread in all our meetings and gatherings is food.  Food and music are the international languages of relationship.  Greg Mortenson says in his book, Three Cups of Tea, that problems e...

February 25, 2018

"Who takes out the garbage in Utopia?" This is a question asked anytime there is talk of an idyllic participatory community. The real question is, "Who will volunteer for work I don't want to do?" Perhaps a diffe...

November 11, 2017

Innumerable paths lead to intentional community. Doug Tindal, his partner, Mardi, and another couple have taken a businesslike approach to getting there. Their destination, it turns out, is not cohousing, but a c...

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