I'm working on a story for Phoenix Magazine about the "co-housing movement" around Arizona. According to a story in AARP (yes, our generation has gone from coverage in Rolling Stone to AARP), "In cohousing, the residents themselves plan their communities and choose the appearance. They own their own units and divide duties for maintenance, gardening and other chores. And they rotate responsibilities for fixing meals that are shared two or three times a week in a community building."
Sounds like an updated version of the communes of the 60's - which I know some of y'all lived in. If you'd like to offer some comments for this article (both on what that kind of scene was like in the 60's and what might be good about it today), please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.