Re: retrofits?
From: Bitner/Stevenson (
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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