The book launch for the Diggers and Dreamers Review of Cohousing in Britain was held last Saturday evening in the Novel Cafe in Lancaster. The book was co-edited by Chris who has been involved with the publishing collective for many years.
I really enjoyed the evening chatting to people about cohousing and the book itself. Luke and I spent a fair few months browsing the Diggers and Dreamers site wondering if any of the communities would suit us, and indeed if we would suit them, before we decided to take the M6 north and join Lancaster Cohousing. So it's great to see that Diggers and Dreamers are still providing inspiration and direction to people who might be wondering about the route to living in an intentional community as we were four years ago.
The venue was perfect, it has a play room upstairs and a pedestrian street outside, it was a hint of unintentional cohousing without the houses! Fergal and his friends took advantage of the street outside to play on scooters. The vision of adults chatting with tea and cakes and children playing on the pedestrian street gave us a little glance into the future of life in cohousing.