|Re: self-sufficiency in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Franklin Wayne Poley (fwpoleyvcn.bc.ca)|
|Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 02:13:40 -0500|
Thank you for the reply. We have been discussing the related issues of full and fair employment along with an end to absolute poverty on workfare-discuss. Several subscribers are by the way from Scandinavia where workfare is entrenched. It might be fairer to help employable unemployed to organize and develop complete communities with employment as well as housing. I don't think the basic idea is beyond the scope of co-housing. Last time I met with the President of Co-Housing B.C. he said they are looking into it (there are several completed co-housing projects in B.C. now). I read that the world's biggest co-housing project is still in Denmark at 2,000 or so. When you start getting into the thousands you can take a serious look at economic models, like Mondragon for example and see if they apply. FWP. http://www.vcn.bc.ca/fc On Sat, 30 May 1998, Hanne Larsen wrote: > As far as I know, none have tried. I am quite positive that none have common > income sources or self-sufficiency in a significant scale now. > "Svanholm" and derivative communities who do maintain relatively large farms > and other production have true common economy (kibbutz-like) and thus fall > beyond the scope of cohousing. > > Nitsan Vardi > Sættedammen, Denmark > ------------------------ > Franklin Wayne Poley wrote: > > Hello out there! Does anybody know of a Danish Co-Housing Project which has > attempted to incorporate an economic unit, i.e. a means of self-sufficiency? > FWP. > > *** False Creek Model Village in Vancouver. Join the discussion of an exciting Millenium Project:http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/falsecreek to subscribe to list; http://www.vcn.bc.ca/fc for backgrounder ***
self-sufficiency in cohousing Hanne Larsen, May 29 1998
- Re: self-sufficiency in cohousing Franklin Wayne Poley, May 30 1998
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