OCCUPATION: Retired Social Worker WHY COHOUSING: I want, & am able, to participate, communicate & contribute in relationship with others, in an interactive & supportive community. I want to co-operate in a thoughtful & respectful way with others, be flexible about ideas & organisational systems so we can challenge alienating ideologies & structures which separate us from each other & our environment. Cohousing is a way to envision a sustainable, co-operative & kinder way of being in community