Why co-housing? Collaboration, cooperation, conservation, conversations, community, connection, co-inspiration.
Collaboration. Working together. Less work for each. Work more fulfilling because it’s one for all. Raising Liam. Cooking, cleaning, gardening together.
Cooperation. Pulling together on common goals as we seek to make the world a better place.
Conservation. Less energy consumption. Less water consumption. Less consumption of stuff as we share possessions.
Conversations. Any time, talk about politics, books, communication. Genocide, global warming, relationships. More people providing more ideas, more views.
Community. Fostering a sense of togetherness, a sense of family expanded.
Connection. More involvement in more people’s lives.
Co-inspiration. Mutually challenging and supporting each other in spiritual growth.
For me, co-housing is wonderful with the right people, but would not work so well with less compatible persons. Some ingredients needed for me include respect for others’ needs, willingness to compromise, desire for personal growth, engagement in conversations and relationships, and willingness to work. With Ruth and Chris, this is way, way more than met!