So many things going on in the Chit Chat right now! I can't keep up.
Abra, I'm excited about your bus, and I'll be interested in how it works with the other family too.
AFM, we've been really involved in a big change as well. We're in the process of joining a cohousing community, along with another family, that is part of an ecovillage.
We'll be cohousing within cohousing with this family! Between our two families we have 5 children 3 and under. It's an amazing place - village life on the farm, town and country, walkable, sustainable live-work. Amazing. The cohousing community is sandwiched between the 20-acre organic farm and the future "town square" which will be commercial. It is also in the existing town of Yarrow, which already has a grocery store, bank, deli, hardware store, etc, but is really just a little street in the middle of a bunch of farms. It's 10 minutes from a larger town though, and an hour from Vancouver. Our unit isn't built yet, and likely won't be done until next year, but we've been attending community meetings and work parties in the lead up to making it official.
And also meal-sharing and co-parenting with our other family already, of course.
It seems that change is in the air for lots of people. I've heard that 2012 is supposed to be a year of change.