Co-housing for Seniors

Denise1952

Well-known Member
The first thing I did when I read this thread was design a triune shaped living quarters with a group, communal campfire/picnic area in the middle. I can picture several of them grouped together. I'm not an architect nor do I have the funds to implement it. But I think it would word succesfully for many adults.

Not ME though! I'm an individualist and like living alone. I'd much prefer isolated in a log cabin in the wilderness of Alaska.
Not that I don't like people, but I like to be alone when I write or create.
This was really exciting to me gaer first that you could even come up with something like that and draw it I guess you drew it and I for one would love to talk to you more about it and maybe even get to see some snapshots someone else mentioned expats getting together and having communal living I didn't know it's something I'd really be interested in I'm really an active senior and I love just staying busy and doing projects I really love having a home though I I don't mind having a job elsewhere but it would be great to have a home to work on and I mean the only way I could ever have something like that is to go together go in on it with someone but your idea sounds really need I'd love to hear more about it but I'm on my I my phone now so not an iPhone I'm sorry it's an Android but I'm using voice to text so sorry about no punctuation anyway I'll get on here in the morning and talk more to folks about it I mean this could really turn into something if we got to know each other a little bit on here and then maybe have a meet up whenever covid-19 sub anyway thanks for sharing your idea is it sounded really interesting to me talk to you later have a nice evening
 

Gaer

"Boldness has genius, power and magic."
This was really exciting to me gaer first that you could even come up with something like that and draw it I guess you drew it and I for one would love to talk to you more about it and maybe even get to see some snapshots someone else mentioned expats getting together and having communal living I didn't know it's something I'd really be interested in I'm really an active senior and I love just staying busy and doing projects I really love having a home though I I don't mind having a job elsewhere but it would be great to have a home to work on and I mean the only way I could ever have something like that is to go together go in on it with someone but your idea sounds really need I'd love to hear more about it but I'm on my I my phone now so not an iPhone I'm sorry it's an Android but I'm using voice to text so sorry about no punctuation anyway I'll get on here in the morning and talk more to folks about it I mean this could really turn into something if we got to know each other a little bit on here and then maybe have a meet up whenever covid-19 sub anyway thanks for sharing your idea is it sounded really interesting to me talk to you later have a nice evening
Oh Denise, Thank you! You are such a neat lady! I am not an architect. Not even a designer of other than ornamental designs. I do have I drawings either in my head or on paper of a huge community like this but honestly, I am in the middle of so many projects right now, I have to put aside most of them and concentrate on a few I wish to finish. Perhaps,down the road, I can work on this and send you my designs.
Give me time to think about this, will you? I see you've been on here many years, so, even if this takes months, i can still reach you.
I'm afraid I come up with many ideas but don't inact them! hahaha!
Anyway,Let mekick this around! Thanks for your compliment!
 
The first thing I did when I read this thread was design a triune shaped living quarters with a group, communal campfire/picnic area in the middle. I can picture several of them grouped together. I'm not an architect nor do I have the funds to implement it. But I think it would word succesfully for many adults.

Not ME though! I'm an individualist and like living alone. I'd much prefer isolated in a log cabin in the wilderness of Alaska.
Not that I don't like people, but I like to be alone when I write or create.

Same here. I like being with people some of the time, but it would be hell to be forced to be with people when I didn't want to be, like when I worked a regular job.
 

Denise1952

Well-known Member
Oh Denise, Thank you! You are such a neat lady! I am not an architect. Not even a designer of other than ornamental designs. I do have I drawings either in my head or on paper of a huge community like this but honestly, I am in the middle of so many projects right now, I have to put aside most of them and concentrate on a few I wish to finish. Perhaps,down the road, I can work on this and send you my designs.
Give me time to think about this, will you? I see you've been on here many years, so, even if this takes months, i can still reach you.
I'm afraid I come up with many ideas but don't inact them! hahaha!
Anyway,Let mekick this around! Thanks for your compliment!
Now that sounds like me I can come up with a greatest ideas but I never seem to be able to follow through not anymore I used to when I was younger well I get I have been on here or a member for a long time but I've been gone for g-wiz a year or two maybe I just haven't come over to post for a long long time but anyway I look forward to getting to know you and wondering if you use some kind of software to make your designs because I used to be really interested in those types of programs as well talk to you later maybe see you tomorrow or whenever night night
 
I think this would be great if you can find a similar minded couple. We too live in a large house that has three apartments in it. We occasionally Airbnb the two apartments but most of the time we use it as our extended living space. If I could find like minded seniors I would consider a similar set up but we still are fairly young and haven’t decided for sure what we want to do when we retire yet. I sure do like to dream though, and I don’t think it hurts to start thinking about retirement early. I was starting to think about it in my 30’s! :)
Kudos to you both for being strategic retirement planners too (y) My mantra in life is that failing to plan is planning to fail so like you, I have been thinking about how to arrange my affairs so as to live life as a senior on my own terms decades ago !!! I am confident that I will eventually cross paths with a like-minded senior or couple or two. I intend to be proactive and will be launching a Dance & Social Club to periodically invite friends to our place to socialize so I can get a better idea of who might be interested in co-housing when faced with the option of perhaps going into assisted living down the road. ;)
 

officerripley

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Location
Porlock, Calif
Kudos to you both for being strategic retirement planners too (y) My mantra in life is that failing to plan is planning to fail so like you, I have been thinking about how to arrange my affairs so as to live life as a senior on my own terms decades ago !!! I am confident that I will eventually cross paths with a like-minded senior or couple or two. I intend to be proactive and will be launching a Dance & Social Club to periodically invite friends to our place to socialize so I can get a better idea of who might be interested in co-housing when faced with the option of perhaps going into assisted living down the road. ;)
You won't be able to launch any kind of social club for a while though, right? Due to Covid restrictions? Or maybe it's different in your area?
 

Marie5656

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Location
Batavia, NY
Not ME though! I'm an individualist and like living alone. I'd much prefer isolated in a log cabin in the wilderness of Alaska.
Not that I don't like people, but I like to be alone when I write or create.

I am with you. Funny you mention cabin in the wild. That option has crossed my mind from time to time.
My need to live alone is perfect in my apartment setting, as I can interact with people at my own schedule..and be alone when I want. I have gone a few days not walking out of my apartment.
 

Marie5656

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Location
Batavia, NY

officerripley

Senior Member
Location
Porlock, Calif
We live in central Florida where restrictions are more discretionary as there aren't that many Covid cases in our area. I actually had 4 couples come over for a Xmas Party and am hoping to make it a monthly dance.
That sounds like fun. I'm not one for dancing myself (more of a cardplayer & wine drinker :LOL: ), but they say dancing is great exercise as well as fun.
 
That sounds like fun. I'm not one for dancing myself (more of a cardplayer & wine drinker :LOL: ), but they say dancing is great exercise as well as fun.
Ballroom dancing is indeed one of the best activities for seniors - It not only is wonderful physical exercise but just as importantly, it ensures that your brain keeps sharp especially if you do more than just basic moves !!! It also provides ample opportunity to socialize. I expect that sooner or later, if I keep having monthly dances, I will eventually cross paths with a like-minded senior or couple interested to co-habit with my husband and me instead of going to assisted living ...
 


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