One of the main things is I wanted there to be more parent figures for my son and have basically an extended family,” she said of her move to the St. Louis Park cohousing community. “And it did work out that way.”
Fischer treasures the connections she's developed with the people at Monterey, where residents own private apartments or town homes but share many spaces, tasks, responsibilities and experiences. That's what cohousing is about.
“It's a really good way to live, to know people so intimately,” she said. “We make decisions together. We fight. We have fun.”