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At Cohousing, the world doesn’t revolve around cars

Posted on November 29, 2007 by

This article laments the trend in housing where the front door has become a vestigial adornment and the garage doors are the main entrance to the home. Then the author discovers Delaware Street Commons Cohousing and finds a place where its not all about cars.

So it was rather startling when a community appeared on Delaware Street – a group of newly built homes with no garages and two porches per home – a front porch facing the street, and one in “back,” facing the other back porches facing back at them. And in the middle of it all, a community house with a large kitchen and dining room for periodic shared meals, a living room with a fireplace, an exercise room, a kids playroom, a laundry room, a mailroom where everyone has a mailbox (and a cubby just like in kindergarten).

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