|Re: Examiner article/Fairfax "cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stuart Staniford-Chen (staniforcs.ucdavis.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 13:42:39 -0500|
Marty wrote: > > Second, I thought part of the definition of cohousing was that it was > designed and built by the residents and owned by them. In the first edition of the book, there was at least one example of a community in which most of the homes were rented from a non-profit. There was also an example in which existing homes were rehabbed and common elements added. My community, N St, chooses to call itself cohousing. Was it "designed and built" by the residents? Well we certainly didn't design and build the houses. We did *initiate* and *control* the transformation of our neighbourhood to a community. We have designed some of our landscaped elements in common. We retrofitted one of the houses to be a common house. There we eat community dinner several times a week and decide our common business by consensus before retreating to the privacy or our own homes (and kitchens). Are you going to say we aren't cohousing because we didn't design and build all the houses ourselves? Because some of our houses are rentals? Stuart Staniford-Chen, N St Cohousing and Cohousing Network Webweaver. (For more information about N St, see our web pages at http://www.cohousing.org/specific/n_street/)
- Examiner article/Fairfax "cohousing MartyR707, April 24 1996
- Re: Examiner article/Fairfax "cohousing Michael Omogrosso, April 25 1996
- Re: Examiner article/Fairfax "cohousing zeitech, inc., April 29 1996
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