|RE: Anyone use Habitat for Humanity?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousemail.msn.com)|
|Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 13:14:02 -0600|
It could be instructive to examine Common Ground Cohousing in Aspen to see what an entire project built for affordable housing might end up like. It's a nice condo, and a nice place to live affordabily in Aspen, the highest price real estate in the west. From the stories I have heard, I am not sure it works very well as a community. The primary motivation was for the affordable housing, and it seems, after a couple of years, the community part sort of didn't work out very well. People who want to live closer to their neighbors in an emotional connected sense, work together to be part of something called a community make connections happen because they want what community has to offer. If what you want is low cost housing, once you move in, the work to maintain the community may not get done, cause that's not why you are there. Just because you attend a design workshop does not mean you have the interest or desire for community living, nor would that experience by itself give you the motivation to see the joys and advantages of community life. And as I have gone on and on about before, cohousing without community is just a fancy condo project. Rob Sandelin Sharingwood
- Anyone use Habitat for Humanity? Lynn Nadeau, November 25 1998
- RE: Anyone use Habitat for Humanity? Stevenson/Bitner, November 26 1998
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