Note from Colo. cohouser
From: Fred H Olson -- WB0YQM (
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 92 14:45 CST
I'm forwarding this note that came to to the list. Fred

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I live in a small, close-knit community fo even households.  It is similar
to cohousing in many ways.  I would be glad to share information about it
with anyone who is interested.

We (my wife and I) were involved in the Colorado Cohousing group which has
recently been built in lafayette, CO.  We left tht group-with some grieving-
when a place opened up in our current community.  That experience and having
read the Cohousing book is the basis of my information.

Our current community, Lykins Guch Farm, (Gulch, sorry), was a family farm
for 80 years or so.  Twenty years ago a commune bought it and flourished for
8 or so years.  When the commune disbanded, one family bought the others out
and rented the houses.  Several years later, they subdivided the property.
This is the current structure: 7 houselolds, each ownign their own house and
lot, the Homeowners Association owns about 10 acres with park and playgoudn,
chickens, bees, garden, and orchard.  One family owns about 100 acres of
pasture land, giving us 120 acres total.  We are north of Boulder, Colorado
about 5 miles.  Ages range from 1 to 70-plus.  Because of our small size
we do not share a many activities as the larger cohousing communities but
we do meet monthly for business and work, we share regular chors such as
mowing and recylcling, and we gather for holidays and parties throughout
the year.

I can be contacted on e-mail at "DAVISJ [at] ZENO.MSCD.EDU" or John Davis,
Lykins Gulch Farm, 3743 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80503-9003.

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