Imagine a community where neighbors know each other, kids play outside together until it’s time for dinner…and when that time comes, dinner is cooked and ready on the table.
“Calling the kids in for dinner can be challenging, because they’re having so much fun they don’t want to come home,” Carlyle Miller said about her two daughters. “So carving out that family time can be more challenging, but we’ve found ways to deal with that.”
Durrett said he and McCamant couldn’t have imagined raising their daughter in another environment.
“Parents can provide only so much guidance and fulfill only so many curiosities. But what Jessie learned from playing with lots of kids just outside the door, what she learned from lengthy conversations with their parents, endless sports with neighbors …. If people only knew what cohousing offered their kids, they would be there,” Durrett said in an email.