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  •  This looks awesome (1+ / 0-)
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    angelajean

    I will read more about Gaviotas. It's important to me to have examples when people ask, as they always do, "yeah, but can this stuff work in the real world?" Thanks for sharing that, I had not heard of it.

    •  My husband dreams of sustainable living. (0+ / 0-)

      We're a military family getting ready to retire in a few years and we don't know where we want to settle down. But a community like Gaviotas is appealing; we would prefer to find a similar place in the United States. Maybe we will found it, who knows.

      •  I bet you can find something here (1+ / 0-)
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        angelajean

        Cooperative retirement communities make a lot of sense.

        •  But I don't want it to be just for retirees. (0+ / 0-)

          I want to live in a community with people of all ages. And retiree is a misnomer... we're military so it means we are stopping the moving around but will both be looking for jobs. So it's a mid-life semi-retirement :)

          My mom and dad live in a retirement community for 55+. It drives me crazy. It reminds me too much of elementary school when we all hung out with only people our own age. It is too limiting for me.

          •  Yes, exactly! (1+ / 0-)
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            angelajean

            What you are talking about is just like what my mom and I talked about, an all ages community, where you pitch in as you can, helping work, run the place, and take care of those who can't take care of themselves so well anymore.

            It's something my mom and I talked about. Then she got pancreatic cancer and died. I was going to write more but I got that one line out and I got too sad to write more. I didn't want to write, "yeah, me and my mom talked about just that thing and then she died" 'cause it sounded too depressing.

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