|Re: retrofits?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bitner/Stevenson (lilbertearthlink.net)|
|Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 02:20:01 -0500|
I just realized you might be talking about new houses; I still think it's a good idea. -- Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento, California > > Don't do it if: > > There is not enough space to turn into common areas you really want. > > The buildings need so much work it would be cheaper to start from > scratch(not likely with cohousing!) Have it inspected VERY carefully. > > Reasons to do it: > > It's already built-think of the headaches and time saved! > > It will fit in with the surrounding community-no nimby difficulties. > > If the houses are habitable, those with less means could stay with the group > and renovate as they can afford it, rather than having to drop out when they > can't afford to stay. > > Grown-up landscaping.(Ask me about digging holes for trees in 110 degree > heat-actually, better not. It's a bad memory). > > Older houses are homier. > > Your children will grow up in cohousing, not at cohousing meetings!!!!! > > > I say, if it checks out, go for it! > -- > Liz Stevenson > Southside Park Cohousing > Sacramento, California
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