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“My family thinks I’ve completely lost my marbles,” says Lynn Morstead. Early next year, the retired ExxonMobil IT project manager and her husband will downsize from their 3,300-square-foot home in Houston’s wealthy Braes Heights neighborhood to a much smaller four-bedroom apartment in Texas’s first cohousing development, under construction now in the city’s diverse, working-class Second Ward neighborhood.What she’s losing in square footage and premier zip code status, Morstead hopes to gain in community, connection, and a more sustainable lifestyle. She wants to create a life in Texas that draws on aspects of what she remembers from growing up in Argentina and Northern England, and later living in Germany and Belgium. She told me a story about a family in Belgium whom she spontaneously invited over for…
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