by Ellen Thomas & Audrey Kingstrom
There’s nothing better than living in a cohousing community to ward off the dread of winter. Sure, winter can get a bit long in Minnesota. But with its many wonderful amenities, the Twin Cities is actually a great place to be during these cold months.
Doubts? Check out this excellent local guide and this article chock full of suggestions.
No need to mope about until the season is over. Being part of a community means you can always find someone to venture out with you to an event – like touring the art shanties on Lake Harriet in the heart of south Minneapolis. Or participating in the winter kite festival, also on Lake Harriet. No flying obstructions when you are in the middle of a frozen lake!
Don’t know how to cross-country ski but would like to give it a try? A fellow co-houser could lend you their skis for a day, or even give you a couple lessons. Of course, you never know when you might need an extra sled for your child’s friend or visiting grandchildren, but certainly one could be found in the common storage room for outdoor gear.
Then after the fun, folks can return home from an exhilarating outdoor expedition to enjoy hot chocolate in the common room and work on the community jigsaw puzzle in-progress.
Imagine the possibilities for co-housing living in Minnesota – making winters all the better!