Co-living is a step in a communitarian direction

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/07/05/in-a-divided-country-communal-living-redefines-togetherness

The communal living described in the above article is co-living. It tends to be kind of transitory.

“Treehouse was there for me when I needed it — not having to be in the same isolation as everybody else during covid was a positive from a mental-health point of view,” she said. “But then it was time for me to go.”

What’s more transformational about a cohousing or ecovillage community is the fostering of: identification with and commitment to a particular-place-on-earth.

Sense of place. Stability in place. Stewardship of place.

There are buildings conducive to co-living, and that’s great. But they’re just buildings.