|Re: Next Home||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Chris/Meri-Kate Holt (holtsmnsi.net)|
|Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 06:14:20 -0600|
Sarah, I'm glad to hear from a fellow Canuck who's thinking along the same lines as myself! The Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp (CMHC) held a nationwide competition for a concept it coined "FlexHousing" a couple of years ago. It wouldn't surprise me if your "Next Home" was a competitor in it. They included design innovations such as: ~Interior partitions non-load bearing,~Bathroom/laundry room where the space for a washer/dryer can be converted into a wheel-in shower,~Closets placed one above the other on each floor so they can be turned into an elevator shaft,~Kitchens with counters that can be reaised or lowered to suit the height of the cook,~Prewiring for home offices, etc., etc. etc. Check out CMHC's web site at www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca for the award winning Flexhousing designs. I have contacted the winning designs architect (Nouvelle Development Corp. in London, Ontario) regarding the cohousing idea. It is VERY premature for me to even think of an architect just yet, but I wanted to plant a bug in his ear. Their design would fit ideally into a cohousing development! So I wasn't the only one with this great idea? Chris Holt Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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