Short-term Cohousing Vacation Leads to Long-term Commitment

“Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn,” an article by Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing members Deborah and Ray, was published by Communities magazine, and may now be read online free in its entirety. 

Here’s an excerpt: 

“During the time of our first of four month-long visits to FrogSong [in California's Bay Area], we traveled to cohousing communities in Portland, Oregon, and stayed overnight at one in Corvallis. … We visited other built cohousing communities and settled on becoming full members at Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing in Eugene, Oregon, with the same architect, and similar shared values. We have learned how the character of cohousing intersects with our own character, because we have had the rare opportunity to rent for a short term. Indeed, we recommend this approach to others who want to explore what cohousing means to them, both as a way of housing and as a way of living.” Continue reading. Learn more about Deb and Ray in our Who We Are website section. 

Magazine background 
Communities magazine – Life in Cooperative Culture, published since 1972 by nonprofit Fellowship for Intentional Community, is described as the "primary resource for information, stories and ideas about intentional communities in North America — including urban co-ops, cohousing groups, ecovillages and rural communes. Communities now also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods, with enhanced coverage of international communities as well."