Today I received a response to an e-mail I'd sent to a friend in Australia. My news update had been dominated by my excitement at joining Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community earlier this year.
My friend originally is from India, and she told me that cohousing communities that operated on the consensus decision-making model were common there. In fact, her parents belonged to a cohousing community.
I got a chuckle from the fact that cohousing communities were considered to be cutting edge in Canada, whereas they were an everyday part of life in several other countries. We in Canada have so much to learn.