James Bond likes co-housing

Okay, that’s a lie, but it made you look, didn’t it?

And there’s a kernel of truth… a very small kernel. It turns out that a place called Brazier’s Park, now one of the oldest secular communities in the United Kingdom, was the childhood home of  Ian Fleming, the author who created James Bond.

I stumbled across the reference to Brazier’s Park in a report by Fiona Sielski Waters who visited a number of U.K. cohousing communities with a touring Belgian group.

Yeah, Poirot meets Bond.

This is “cohousing,” not “co-housing,” but her report shows an interesting range of settings and forms, and occasionally a glimpse of the challenges and joys of community living. Worth a read.

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