By Peter Lazar
But if you consider the lifestyle cost savings of cohousing, you save a lot of money over your life. I estimate that my family will save at least $1.3 million dollars by living in cohousing.
This is based on my family’s experience after living in cohousing over the past 12 years. If you want to see how I calculated this, check out the below spreadsheet.
To change the numbers for yourself, click here and then click on the down arrow at the top right of the page to download the Excel spreadsheet.
At the last plenary meeting, Emerson Commons members joked about potential community mascots. One member put forth the idea of a turtle, and this morning who should appear in our yard but this scared little guy?
Is it a sign? Should we adopt the turtle as our official mascot? Or are all of the mascots we mentioned going to descend on the property? If so, be on the lookout for pictures of humming birds, honey bees, monkeys, vegetables, poison ivy (what?), foxes, and dogs.