|Cohousing in UK||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Eleanor Chandler (ejcshines.swis.net)|
|Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 17:19:55 -0500|
The Devon Cohousing Group in the south west of Britain has been meeting for about 18 months now. We have formed a link with a Housing Association which will act as our developer, and will let about six of the units at an affordable rent. Of the rest of the units half will be owner-occupied, and half 'co-owned' with the Housing Association. I have been interested in postings here on affordable housing, although I expect the ways of organising it will differ widely from country to country. We are currently looking for a site which will be both affordable and will get permission for residential use - very very difficult in this part of the country! We want to build sustainably and ecologically. This summer I visited several cohousing communities in California, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, and was very touched by the welcome I received and the generosity with which people offered their time and hospitality. I didn't even get to meet everyone who invited me due to shortness of time. But thanks to all of you! I was inspired to see Cohousing in concrete form, that it exists and it works! I'd begun to have doubts that ours would ever happen. Can't attend the conference unfortunately, but I would very much like to hear something of what goes on there. Perhaps people would post some vignettes of it here? Eleanor - via BulkRate 2.1.3
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