|Examiner article/Fairfax "cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MartyR707 (MartyR707aol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 23:28:22 -0500|
<<I saw this article in the paper about a community in Marin County, a wealthy county just north of San Francisco. Are they really cohousing? Did the residents design it? Are they all rentals? How can they afford full time staff? Who is Innovative Housing? Anybody know?>> I saw the article too. A friend said, "I saw a story about a cohousing project built in Fairfax!" I said I knew of no such project and would have so close to home (about 30 miles from me). she sent me the article. I think they are using the term cohousing loosely at best. Should we call them on it? Innovative Housing is a nonprofit affordable housing organization. I don't know much about them. I think Katie Mc... of the Cohousing book knows Dan Solomon, the architect. We could ask her to get on his case - or at least tell us more about it. The article does imply that several families share the same kitchen which could cause us trouble with our image. I know of other Innovative Housing projects where they buy a large house and then several families rent it together to save on rent - often single mothers. It's used often to get homeless people on their feet. This probably follows that model - nice idea but not really cohousing. The Fairfax one seems to have been developer/architect designed and built - renters live there now. Marty Roberts Santa Rosa - Jewell Hill Cohousing **We get to program our common house soon!!**
- Examiner article/Fairfax "cohousing MartyR707, April 24 1996
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