|Re: Re: Cost of land vs. lots||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Harry Pasternak (Harry_Pasternaktvo.org)|
|Date: Thu, 18 May 95 07:21 CDT|
Rob * I have read some comments about high costs in this conference-- for example that the costs for the shared community facilities were "too high"; therefore eliminated. That's strange--since the shared facilities is what makes cohousing, cohousing; rather than some horrid suburban subdivision. * One way to control the overall costs of the project is to buy "affordable land" in 25 acre or bigger parcels of land. But in rural areas, waterfront property is typically 700% (or more) expensive than non- waterfront property. * Once the affordable land is purchased, then good FRUGAL design and construction kicks in. Cost cutters include: no roads--walkways instead, cluster the homes and only one sewage line and water service--instead of dozens,etc. etc. Harry Pasternak Thousand Islands Institute The Independent Centre For Housing Research & Education (Harry_Pasternak [at] tvo.org) - sent via an evaluation copy of BulkRate (unregistered).
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