|Re: Maine Cohousing contacts||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: gkvontob (gkvontobCOLBY.EDU)|
|Date: Wed, 25 May 94 10:27 CDT|
>On Wed, 25 May 94 08:27 CDT, >PAT PRIETO <PRIETO [at] WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU> wrote: > >>We (husband, daughter, self) may be moving to the Portland, Maine area and >>would appreciate any info. about cohousing groups - established or up-and- >>running - within commuting distance of S. Portland. I saw Kennebec Co-housing >>mentioned on this list but don't know where it is. >>Thanks for any help. >>Pat Prieto > >>From the Spring 1994 contact listing from the Cohousing journal: > >Kennebec Valley Cohousing, Lorie Barber Portland ME 207-622-4603 Hi from a member of Kennebec Valley CoHousing! Just a minor correction: Lorie Barber is located in *Augusta*, Maine, not Portland. Phone number correct. Kennebec Valley is about an hour north of Portland. We are currently the only group in Maine that owns land. We are approx. a year from ground-breaking. We are unique in being a combination of 8 market rate homes and 16 **affordable** homes with shared common house to be situated on 200 gorgeous acres of rural Maine (Readfield). 30 acres are agricultural fields, the rest predominantly woodlot with some wetland and a stream that connects to 5 mile Lake Maranacook. 20 acres will be used for clustered residential development, the remaining 180 will be in a conservation easement. We've been working together for 2 1/2 years and a lot has been accomplished: i.e. purchased land, received a $144,000 grant for affordable housing from the Federal Home Loan Bank, received approval on preliminary plan by Readfield Planning Board, recently applied to FmHA for a 515 loan--Rural Housing Cooperative Loan. We operate by consensus, share potlucks and plan campouts on our land, and l o n g for the day when our meetings will be just a short walk from our homes! There are currently 7 full member households, 4 soon to join and assorted potential members. We intend a total of 24 homes to be presold. Anyone interested in getting in on the building stage--now is the time to check us out. We don't currently have a household committed to full-time CSA, though it is a direction we all support. Grace K. Von Tobel gkvontob [at] colby.edu RFD #3 Box 298N Sidney, Maine 04330-9510 voice: (207) 5547-4244
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