Living an intentional life
Original post made on Apr 4, 2013
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on Apr 4, 2013 at 10:59 am
I've visited a few cohousing neighborhoods in the bay area and they really are magical in the simplicity they foster in daily life.
Imagine walking into the common house, the heart of most cohousing neighborhoods, after a long day at the office and seeing familiar faces, having conversation over tea (or common house dinner) with a neighbor, and then helping a neighbor with groceries as you walk the pedestrian- and interaction-friendly path to your own house. Cohousing facilitates a proactive lifestyle: the choice to be independent, to have friends, and to balance life's physical and emotional priorities.
If this article is in any way appealing and if you'd like to learn more about cohousing, multigenerational and senior, check out the third edition of Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities, and the Senior Cohousing Handbook, both by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett. It's a great read and I'm definitely glad a friend passed it on to me.
on Apr 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm
> That support system ebbs and wanes every year as people move in and out of Greenwave.
I think this idea ... there should be many ways to create options like this for people ... but "ebbs" and "wanes" mean pretty much the same thing ... to reduce or get smaller ... done you mean either "waxes and wanes" or "ebbs and flows" ?
on Apr 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm
Personally, I loved the experience of living in a college dorm. I f I were not married, and could find a similar project NOT in EPA, I would go for it.
In fact, maybe by the time I am an old widow, there will be plenty of Senior Cohousing Communities. I would love to part of such a thing.