We're on the road a lot these days, giving presentations in Portland, Boston and elsewhere about our project as we race towards breaking ground. Recently, we gave a talk about the project in the Portland Public Library. Many of the folks who came were already familiar with cohousing, and it was exciting to be amidst a group of people who were already committed to the idea of creating sustainable community.
We meet so many new friends (and neighbors) on these trips, and in the midst of all the troubles and woes in the world, it's exciting to meet people who are committed to improving their communities and the world around them. Everyone has different reasons for wanting to join cohousing - families looking for an old-fashioned neighborhood to raise their kids, older folks looking to find a community to age in place, the environmentally conscious trying to find a way to live more sustainably... the list goes on. This is one of the beauties of cohousing: a varied group of individuals and families coming together with intention to create something better than they had before.
If you'd like to come see us "on the road", you'll be able to find us in Salem, MA this Saturday, at the Living Green Festival. It looks like it'll be a great time, and who knows - you might bump into some new, like-minded friends!