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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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Anyone live in a co-op during college???
Any thoughts or advice if you did?

I'm living by myself and my rent is going up and thinking of moving to Ann Arbor instead of staying in Ypsi .
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Old November 30th, 2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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Our daugher stayed in a co-op her second year in college in A2. She discovered that most people in the Co-op were not college students. It was the least expensive housing she had. I think the people she lived with were annoying, but other than that, I think she was O.K. with it.

Her co-op was right across the street from the Rock. If you know A2, you'll know where that is.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 10:19 AM   #3
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Keep in mind, the co-ops are great if everyone actually lives cooperatively. The idea of a co-op is that people in the house take on certain responsibilities and help run the house. If everyone participates as intended things can go well, but if just a few people don't give a shite, then things go bad quickly. People in the house are responsible for everything usually......cooking, cleaning, even maintenance. Don't do it if either you don't want the extra responsibility, or if you don't have a lot of patience in dealing with dumbf**ks. Also, it will not necessarily be that much cheaper. The main value of a co-op is in the included food. However, that food is purchase by and cooked by residents of the house. Now i'm making a generalization here but it seems to be pretty accurate....many of the people who actively chose to live in and participate in a co-op are, shall we say....tree-hugging liberals. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it results in a certain kind of environment and lifestyle choices that do not gel well with everyone. Tour the houses you are interested in before signing anything and make sure you are very clear about the nature of co-ops.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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yay i was nugie's first post, i feel special

Yeah from everything i was checking some of the co-op house do seem very hippie like, the one i was considering was the least hippie like.

Right now i'm living on my own, in my own apartment, so really i have all the responsibilities as it is, so thats not an issue.

The food would be nice, i have a habit of , if no food is around i just don't feel like eating, so people making dinner every night would be yummy

Just The Spouse, yeah i know where that house is, go past it all the time.
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