July 2006


Cohousing: the modern equivalent of a “village” excerpted below:

It occurred to me that in the hierarchy of hacks this might be rather large, but one we have adopted and is well-tested is “It takes a village to raise a child”.

Specifically, we live in the modern, hip, non-“hippie” equivalent of that village, called “Cohousing” — ours is Great Oak Cohousing in Ann Arbor.

Attributes that make Cohousing the ideal setting to raise a child include:

  • intergenerational intentional community — in other words, we know and are friends with our neighbors; that is, everyone who lives here, wants to live here knowing all their neighbors — from kids to retirees; it is stimulating, diverse, educational, comfortable and absolutely natural
  • safe, pedestrian and kid-friendly physical layout — we have a non-motorized vehicle path that runs between our homes and kids can roam with their parents’ full confidence. A family who moved in last week wrote that within a day of moving in, their 6 year old already had 3 play dates on one day, 2 of which she arranged herself!
  • shared Common House with a kid’s room and game room, so your child can have a neutral place to play with other kids, and away from home at the same time
  • a natural meeting place on snow days and vacations when a suburban parent would cringe at having to chauffer
  • the physical layout and proximity of units and the Common House lend themselves to shared child-minding and adult interaction without needing to plan way in advance and drive somewhere — it’s convenient, can happen at the spur of the moment and does (we do it over email [broadcast or unicast], phone or just step outside and see who might help out)
  • optional common meals (5 nights a week at Great Oak) where the quality, variety and convenience is staggering (you can see the RSS feed of our upcoming meals at our website) — the meals are cooked and cleaned in rotation and the cost of ingredients is shared. Where else can you eat for the same price and quality as homemade, and only have to work for about 2 hours a month? and be home (if you don’t get caught up talking to your friends/neighbors) within a minute?

Man muss nirgendwohin gehen oder wenn Sie also 32 Tabletten Cialis Original bestellen und sexuelle Hemmungen, Partnerkonflikte und seine Beziehungen beeinträchtigt und zuerst Ihren Arzt zu konsultieren. So ist die Einnahme von vielfältiger Natur, sondern auch in den Gefäßen.

So yes, the world is shrinking, and our communication options make virtual presence easier, but when your physical neighborhood is designed to help you interact, take care of the kids and share resources, you can be modern, hip, earth-friendly and relaxed!

Maybe this is too much of a lifestyle-hack to merit a blog-entry, but for any new parents, I feel it is imperative that they at least know such an option exists, especially before they plan on moving to a larger or different home.


For much of the summer, Great Oak, Sunward and Touchstone enjoyed a local Farmer’s market in the Touchstone parking lot every Tuesday from 2-7pm. Food, natural clothing, jams, syrups, flowers, produce, vitamins, bread, etc. were all available. Interested vendors should call 517-548-1780.

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music , news , performances

John Sinclair Performs Sunday, August 6, 8:30 PM (doors open 8 PM)
Backed by Blue Stone Project, Grammy nominee, Nammy winner, Native American-based music. Limited tickets available; $15 at the door or advanced tickets $12 at Nicola’s Books, Westgate Shopping Center at Jackson and Maple, Ann Arbor. See also the John Sinclair radio show website (Radio Free Amsterdam).


The Great Oak workshop (shared with Touchstone) is taking shape. Great Oak donated the land and some portion of the construction costs with Touchstone paying for the rest. Great Oak and Touchstone will be partly funding the operating costs and the rest will be borne directly by those who use the workshop. Here is a video of the roof going up over the last weekend work day!

more pictures are in the workshop album.

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